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Weekly Information Bulletin: 8th November 2008

Business of the House of Commons
3 - 7 November 2008

Monday 3 November

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence; including Topical Questions

Legislation - Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [HL] - remaining stages (Bill, as amended, considered and read the Third time)

Adjournment - A5 - M1 link - Andrew Selous

The House rose at 8.49pm

Tuesday 4 November

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-2.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Government policy on international banking regulations - Mr James Plaskitt
11.00-12.30Funding of fire and rescue services in the South West region - Mr Mark Harper
12.30-13.00UK skills agenda - Eric Joyce
13.00-13.30Standards Board investigation into members of the Isle of Wight Council - Mr Andrew Turner
13.30-14.00Building schools for the future in Stoke-on-Trent South - Mr Robert Flello

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Health; including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - Democratic Republic of the Congo - William Hague

Statement - NHS Patients (Access to Medicines) - Alan Johnston

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Food Labelling (Nutrition and Health) - Helen Southworth (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Employment Bill [HL] - remaining stages (Bill, as amended, considered and read the Third time)

Adjournment - Security at Gatwick Airport - Ms Gisela Stuart

The House rose at 10.11pm

Wednesday 5 November

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-2.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Awareness of internet fraud - Dr Richard Taylor
11.00-11.30Changes to immigration rules and the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme - Hugh Robertson
14.30-16.00Widening participation in higher education - Jeff Ennis
16.00-16.30Government policy on graveyards and burial grounds - John Mann
16.30-17.00Provision of allotments by local authorities - Mr John Leech

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Speaker's Statement - Remembrance Day two minutes silence - Speaker of the House

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Sale of Registration Marks (Amendment) - James Duddridge (Bill presented and read the First time)

Debate - Work and Welfare

Adjournment - Confidentiality of Hon Members' constituency correspondence - Mr Simon Burns

The House rose at 5.52pm

Thursday 6 November

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Solicitor General; including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Topical Debate - Political and humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Debate - on public engagement in fighting crime

Adjournment - Icelandic banking collapse and Government policy on UK citizens with overseas accounts - Mary Creagh

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall - debate on the 8th Report from the Communities and Local Government Committee, HC 457, The Supply of Rented Housing and the Government's response Cm 7326

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 7 November

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
3 - 7 November 2008

03.11.08Regulatory Issues - Ian Pearson
03.11.08Government Fraud Report - Angela Eagle
03.11.08Tax Information Exchange Agreement/Double Taxation Agreement (UK-Virgin Islands) - Mr Stephen Timms
03.11.08School Adjudicator's Report - Ed Balls
03.11.08Environment Council - Hilary Benn
03.11.08CDC Group - Mr Douglas Alexander
03.11.08Ministerial Responsibilities - Mr Liam Byrne
03.11.08Cabinet Committees - Mr Gordon Brown
4.11.08ECOFIN - Mr Stephen Timms
4.11.08Eco-Towns - Margaret Beckett
4.11.08Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 - Mr Mike O'Brien
4.11.08English National Park and Broads Authorities - Huw Irranca-Davies
4.11.08General Affairs and External Relations Council - Caroline Flint
4.11.08Democratic Republic of the Congo - David Miliband
4.11.08Migration Reform (Points-Based System) - Mr Phil Woolas
4.11.08Criminal Cases Review Commission (Appointment of Chairman) - Maria Eagle
4.11.08Children and Adoption Act 2006 - Bridget Prentice
5.11.08Written Answer (Correction) - Jim Fitzpatrick
5.11.08Financial Assistance Scheme - Ms Rosie Winterton
6.11.08Companies Act 2006 - Ian Pearson
6.11.08Financial Support (Icelandic Bank) - Mr Alistair Darling
6.11.08Local Government - John Healey
6.11.08Security industry Authority - Mr Alan Campbell
6.11.08National Identity Scheme (Cost Report) - Meg Hillier
6.11.08Crown Court (Means Testing) - Bridget Prentice
6.11.08Written Answer (Correction) - Jim Fitzpatrick
6.11.08Pension Protection System - Ms Rosie Winterton

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