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Weekly Information Bulletin: 31st January 2009

Business of the House of Commons
26 - 30 January 2009

Monday 26 January

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Children, Schools and Families; including Topical Questions

Personal Statement - Mr Peter Hain

Presentation of Bills - Private Members Bills (Bills presented and read the First time) - see p18 for full list

Legislation - Coroners and Justice Bill - Second reading (on a division, negatived; Motion, on a division, agreed to)

Programme motion - Coroners and Justice Bill (agreed to)

Money resolution - Coroners and Justice Bill (agreed to)

Ways and means - Coroners and Justice Bill (agreed on division)

Adjournment - Funding of national concessionary bus fares - David Howarth

The House rose at 11.26pm

Tuesday 27 January

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00 Economic aid to Palestinian Territories - Martin Linton
11.00-12.30Government's response to the Parliamentary Ombudsman's report on Equitable Life - Steve Webb
12.30-13.00Government's Dying Well Strategy - Mr Frank Field
13.00-13.30Application of Arbroath Abbey for UNESCO World Heritage Status - Mr Mike Weir
13.30-14.00Payment protection insurance - Harry Cohen

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Transport; Women and Equality; including Topical Questions

Statement - Automotive Industry - Ian Pearson

Legislation - Welfare Reform Bill - Second reading (agreed to)

Programme motion - Welfare Reform Bill (agreed to)

Money resolution - Welfare Reform Bill (agreed to)

Adjournment - Low value consignment relief from value added tax - Mrs Janet Dean

The House rose at 10.29pm

Wednesday 28 January

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Thames Valley Police - Tony Baldry
11.00-11.30Proposed eco-town development in Marston Vale, Bedfordshire - Mrs Nadine Dorries
14.30-16.00Retrospective levying of business rates - Mr Austin Mitchell
16.00-16.30Economic downturn and prospects for the UK economy - Gordon Banks
16.30-17.00Effect of changes to the police funding formula in Wales - Mark Williams

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Debate - Opposition day (2nd allotted day) - Government Policy on a Third Runway at Heathrow Airport (Opposition motion, agreed as amended, on division)

Adjournment - Trading Standards, tooth whitening and the EU Cosmetics Directive - Sir Paul Beresford

The House rose at 7.44pm

Thursday 29 January

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Innovation, Universities and Skills; including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Digital Britain - Andy Burnham

Topical Debate - Holocaust Memorial Day

Debate - Armed forces personnel

Adjournment - Support for black and minority ethnic victims of domestic violence - Ms Sally Keeble

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the Inter-Parliamentary Union

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 30 January

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
26 - 30 January 2009

26.1.09Social Work Taskforce - Ed Balls
26.1.09ContactPoint - Ed Balls
26.1.09Severn Tidal Power - David Miliband
26.1.09Health Written Answer (Correction) - Mr Ben Bradshaw
26.1.09Cross-border Health Services - Mr Ben Bradshaw
26.1.09Victims Champion - Mr Jack Straw
27.1.09Finance Bill (Manufactured Interest) - Mr Stephen Timms
27.1.09Military Training (Dartmoor National Park) - Mr Kevan Jones
27.1.09New Nuclear Power Stations - Mr Mike O'Brien
27.1.09Nuclear Regulatory Review - Mr Mike O'Brien
27.1.09Prospects for the European Union in 2009 - Caroline Flint
27.1.09Autism - Phil Hope
27.1.09Personal Expenses Allowance - Phil Hope
28.1.09Chair Appointments (Royal Mail Holdings) - Mr Pat McFadden
28.1.09Child Poverty - Yvette Cooper
28.1.09Next Steps for Early Learning and Childcare - Ed Balls
28.1.09Metropolitan Police Commissioner - Jacqui Smith
28.1.09Consultative Group on the Past (Report) - Mr Shaun Woodward
28.1.09RTFO Levels (Response to Consultation) - Jim Fitzpatrick
28.1.09Gregg Review - James Plaskitt
29.1.09National Curriculum Tests - Ed Balls
29.1.09Youth Alcohol Consultation - Ed Balls
29.1.09Sustainable Development Commission - Hilary Benn
29.1.09Global Security: Japan and Korea (Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry - Bill Rammell
29.1.09Co-operation and Competition Panel - Mr Ben Bradshaw
29.1.09NHS Foundation Trusts and Monitor (Health Committee Report) - Mr Ben Bradshaw
29.1.09Transfer of Government Information to The National Archives - Mr Jack Straw
29.1.09Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme (Account 2007-08) - Paul Clark
29.1.09Practical Motorcycling Test (Consultation) - Jim Fitzpatrick
29.1.09Kickstart Bus Funding Competition 2009 - Mr Geoffrey Hoon
29.1.09Detrunking Programme (Removal of Route) - Paul Clark
29.1.09Employment and Social Policy Ministers Meeting - Jonathan Shaw

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