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Weekly Information Bulletin: 11th October 2008

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Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 18 October 2008

Department for Energy and Climate Change

On Friday 3rd October 2008 the Prime Minister established a new Department for Energy and Climate Change.

A full list of Government Departments and their contact details can be accessed at the following link:

http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/hmg.cfm

By-election

John Mason (SNP) was elected Member of Parliament for Glasgow East, in a by-election held on Thursday 24 July 2008.

Following the death of the Member for Glenrothes, Mr John MacDougall, on 12 August 2008, there will be a by-election, details to be announced.

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 announced that the following Fridays were 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

Details of the dates for the 2008/09 session will be announced after the next Private Members Bill ballot which will take place on Thursday 11 December 2008.

New Factsheet

The House of Commons Information Office has produced a new Factsheet G1 - The House of Commons and the right to vote. For copies please contact 020 72194272 or email hcinfo@parliament.uk

House of Commons Calendar for the 2007/2008 session

The Leader of the House announced the following 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 rose on Tuesday 22 July 2008 and returned on Monday 6 October 2008

House of Commons Calendar for the 2008/2009 session

The recess dates for this session have not yet been announced.

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