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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th January 2009

Business of the House of Commons
19- 23 January 2009

Monday 19 January

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Culture, Media and Sport; Olympics; including Topical Questions

Statement - Financial markets - Alistair Darling

Statement - Gaza - David Miliband

Legislation - Policing and Crime Bill - Second reading (agreed to)

Programme motion - Policing and Crime Bill (agreed to)

Money resolution - Policing and Crime Bill (agreed to)

Ways and means - Policing and Crime Bill (agreed to)

Legislation - Corporation Tax Bill - Second reading (agreed to)

Ways and means - Corporation Tax Bill (agreed to)

Adjournment - Revaluation of business rates in the Port of Liverpool - Mrs Louise Ellman

The House rose at 10.30pm

Tuesday 20 January

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00 Agriculture in the South West - Mr David Heath
11.00-12.30Future of local press - Dr Ashok Kumar
12.30-13.00Military vehicle design - Ann Winterton
13.00-13.30Grooming of children for prostitution - Mr Barry Sheerman
13.30-14.00Death of Simon Slade at Gidea Park railway station - Mr Iain Duncan Smith

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Communities and Local Government; including Topical Questions

Motion - to approve European documents; From financial crisis to recovery: a European framework for action;

A European economic recovery plan (agreed on division)

Motion - to approve a European document relating to financial management (agreed on division)

Motion - to approve a European document relating to EU-Russia relations (agreed on division)

Adjournment - Rail fare increases in the South East - Gregory Barker

The House rose at 10.30pm

Wednesday 21 January

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Mountain rescue teams - Dr Brian Iddon
11.00-11.30UK relations with Nigeria - John Robertson
14.30-16.00Assistance for small businesses in the current economic situation - Mr Philip Hollobone
16.00-16.30Situation in Gaza - Clare Short
16.30-17.00Legal Services Commission Cardiff Office - Julie Morgan

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Northern Ireland; Prime Minister

Presentation of Bills - Private Members Ballot Bills (Bills presented and read a First time)

Debate - Opposition day (1st allotted day) - (i) Access to emergency and urgent care in the NHS (Opposition motion, as amended, agreed) (ii) Effects of economic policy on savers (Opposition motion, as amended, agreed)

Adjournment - Coronary heart disease in East Lancashire - Janet Anderson

The House rose at 7.54pm

Thursday 22 January

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Energy and Climate Change, including Topical Questions; Leader of the House; House of Commons Commission

Speaker's Statement - Police investigation

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Motion - Business of the House (agreed to)

Motion - Payments to Hon. Members (Publication Scheme) (agreed to)

Motion - Members' Allowances (Green Book) (agreed to)

Motion - Members' Allowances (Audit and Assurance) (agreed to)

Motion - Committee on Members' Allowances (agreed to)

Adjournment - Ministerial answers to Parliamentary Questions - Norman Baker

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Annual Report 2008, Cm 7400

The House rose at 4.42pm

Friday 23 January

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
19 - 23 January 2009

19.1.09ECOFIN (December) - Mr Alistair Darling
19.1.09ECOFIN (January) - Mr Alistair Darling
19.1.09Non-domestic Rating Valuations - John Healey
19.1.09EDF Takeover (British Energy) - Mr Mike O'Brien
19.1.09Valuing People Now - Alan Johnson
19.1.09Humanitarian Assistance (Gaza) - Mr Douglas Alexander
19.1.09Corporate Plan - Mr Jack Straw
20.1.09Regulation and Redress in the UK Housing Market - Mr Gareth Thomas
20.1.09Vetting and Barring - Ed Balls
20.1.09Dental Services - Alan Johnson
20.1.09Deportations With Assurances (Ethiopia) - Mr Vernon Coaker
20.1.09Prison Drug Treatment Review Group - Mr David Hanson
20.1.09Anthony Leon Peart - Vera Baird
21.1.09Local Government Finance - John Healey
21.1.09Sri Lanka - David Miliband
21.1.09NHS Constitution for England - Alan Johnson
21.1.09Police Grants (England and Wales) 2009-10 - Mr Vernon Coaker
21.1.09Omagh Bombing - Mr Shaun Woodward
22.1.09National Minimum Wage - Mr Pat McFadden
22.1.09Tax Information Exchange Agreement (United Kingdom/Guernsey) - Mr Stephen Timms
22.1.09Armed Forces Day - Mr Kevan Jones
22.1.09Household Waste Incentives - Jane Kennedy
22.1.09General Affairs and External Relations Council - Caroline Flint
22.1.09The UK and China: A Framework for Engagement - David Miliband
22.1.09Cyprus: De-mining - Caroline Flint
22.1.09Justice and Home Affairs - Meg Hillier
22.1.09Boundary Commission for England - Mr Jack Straw
22.1.09Rome I Regulation - Bridget Prentice
22.1.09Olympic Funding - Tessa Jowell
22.1.09Council of Europe/Western European Union - Mr Gordon Brown

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