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Weekly Information Bulletin: 12th July 2008

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Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 19 July 2008

By-election

David Davis (Conservative) was elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of Haltemprice & Howden, in a by-election held on Thursday 10 July 2008.

Following the resignation of the Member for Glasgow East, David Marshall, on 30 June 2008, there will be a by-election on Thursday 24 July 2008.

Summer Opening of Parliament 2008

The Houses of Parliament will open this summer from July 28th to September 27th (inclusive), with tours operating Monday to Saturday; there are no tours on Sundays or Bank Holidays. For further details please see the parliament website: http://www.parliament.uk/about/visiting/summer_opening.cfm

Party Conferences 2008

Labour: 20th September to 24th of September 2008

Conservative: 28th September to 1st of October 2008

Liberal Democrat: 13th September to 17th September 2008

State Opening of Parliament

The State Opening of Parliament will take place on Wednesday 3 December 2008

Private Members' Bill Fridays

The Leader of the House has announced that the following Fridays have been allocated for the consideration of Private Members' Bills during the 2007/08 session:

2008: 25 January, 1, 22 and 29 February, 7 and 14 March, 25 April, 9 and 16 May, 6, 13 and 20 June and 17 October.

House of Commons Calendar for 2007/2008 session

The Leader of the House has announced the following provisional recess dates for the 2007/2008 session:

Christmas recess 2007

The House rose on Tuesday 18 December 2007 and returned on Monday 7 January 2008

Spring half term recess 2008

The House rose on Thursday 7 February 2008 and returned on Monday 18 February 2008

April recess 2008

The House rose on Thursday 3 April 2008 and returned on Monday 21 April 2008

Whitsun recess 2008

The House rose on Thursday 22 May 2008 and returned on Monday 2 June 2008

Summer recess 2008

The House will rise on Tuesday 22 July 2008 and return on Monday 6 October 2008

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