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Weekly Information Bulletin: 17th January 2009

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Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 24 January 2009

Liberal Democrats' reshuffle - 8th January 2009

Shadow Cabinet appointments detailed below:

Simon Hughes MP appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Steve Webb MP appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

David Heath MP appointed Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Jenny Willott MP appointed Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

David Howarth MP appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Full details of the Liberal Democrats shadow cabinet and parliamentary team are available on the

Parliament website via the following link: http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/libdems.cfm

Private Members' Bills:

The Private Members Ballot Bills will be presented to the House on Wednesday 21 January 2009

The Leader of the House has announced that the following Fridays are allocated for the consideration of Private Members' Bills during the 2008/09 session:

2009: 27 February; 6, 13, 20 and 27 March; 24 April; 8 and 15 May; 12, 19 and 26 June; 3 July and 16 October

House of Commons Calendar for the 2008/2009 session:

The Leader of the House announced the following recess dates for the 2008/2009 session:

Christmas recess 2008

The House rose on Thursday 18 December 2008 and returned on Monday 12 January 2009

Spring half term recess 2009

The House will rise on Thursday 12 February 2009 and will return on Monday 23 February 2009

April recess 2009

The House will rise on Thursday 2 April 2009 and will return on Monday 20 April 2009

Whitsun recess 2009

The House will rise on Thursday 21 May 2009 and will return on Monday 1 June 2009

Summer recess 2009

The House will rise on Tuesday 21 July 2009 and will return on Monday 12 October 2009

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