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Weekly Information Bulletin: 14th February 2009

Business of the House of Commons
9 - 13 February 2009

Monday 9 February

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office; including Topical Questions

Motion - To approve the Standards and Privileges Committee 4th Report, HC 208 (Session 2008-09) entitled 'Dual Reporting and Revised Guide to the Rules' (agreed to)

Programme motion - Political Parties and Elections Bill (Programme) (No. 3) (agreed to)

Legislation - Political Parties and Elections Bill - Report stage (day 1) (As amended, considered)

Adjournment - Neighbourhood renewal funding in Millfield and New England, Peterborough - Mr Stewart Jackson

The House rose at 10.29pm

Tuesday 10 February

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00 Implications of the Rose Report - Dr Ian Gibson
11.00-12.30United States of America - Mark Pritchard
12.30-13.00Funding for building schools for the future programme in Dudley - Lynda Waltho
13.00-13.30Jobcentre services in the Highlands - Danny Alexander
13.30-14.00Agriculture in West Dorset - Mr Oliver Letwin

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Health; including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Employment Opportunities Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (Bill presented and read the First time)

Money resolution - Banking Bill (on a Division, agreed to)

Programme motion - Banking Bill (Programme) (No. 4) (agreed to)

Legislation - Banking Bill - Lords amendments (Lords amendments considered)

Adjournment - Mr Charles Stuart and the Ministry of Defence - Mr Marsha Singh

The House rose at 9.59pm

Wednesday 11 February

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Implications of the EU working time directive for retained fire-fighters - Mr Alistair Carmichael
11.00-11.30Capital spending allocations for further education colleges - Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
14.30-16.00Compensation for pleural plaques victims - Jim Sheridan
16.00-16.30Lobbying Whitehall and Westminster - Mr Gordon Prentice
16.30-17.00Early voting - Mrs Linda Riordan

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill - Mr Martin Caton (Bill presented and read the First time)

Debate - Opposition day (5th allotted day) - (i) Housing waiting lists (Opposition motion, agreed as amended, on division); (ii) Future of Royal Mail (Opposition motion, agreed as amended, on division);

Adjournment - Effect on small businesses of recent changes to immigration rules - Mr Christopher Chope

The House rose at 7.54pm

Thursday 12 February

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Treasury; including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - New Trains (Investment) - Geoff Hoon

Motions - Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2009; Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase

Order 2009 (agreed to)

Adjournment - Lloyds TSB and sanctions on Iran - Andrew Mackinlay

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the 10th Report from the Transport Committee, HC 219 (Session 2007-08) entitled 'Delivering a sustainable railway: a 30-year strategy for the railways' and the Government's response, HC 1105

(Session 2007-08)

The House rose at 3.47pm

Friday 13 February

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
9 - 13 February 2009

9.2.09Visa Waiver Test - Jacqui Smith
9.2.09Community Transport - Paul Clark
9.2.09Voluntary Partnership Agreements - Paul Clark
9.2.09National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Welsh Language) Order 2009 - Mr Paul Murphy
10.2.09ECOFIN - Mr Alistair Darling
10.2.09Business Rates - John Healey
10.2.09Marine Management Organisation - Huw Irranca-Davies
10.2.09Legal Aid (Prisoners) - Mr Shahid Malik
10.2.09Machinery of Government - Mr Gordon Brown
11.2.09Defence Planning Assumptions - Mr John Hutton
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) - Mr Pat McFadden
12.2.09Pensions uprating - Yvettee Cooper
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Treasury) - Angela Eagle
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limit (Children Schools and Families) - Ed Balls
12.2.09Children Young People's Health - Ed Balls
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Communities and Local Government) - Hazel Blears
12.2.09Charles Darwin - Andy Burnham
12..2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Culture, Media and Sport) - Andy Burnham
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Defence) - Mr John Hutton
12.2.09Votes A Annual Estimate (2009-10) - Mr John Hutton
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Energy and Climate Change) - Edward Miliband
12.2.09Home Energy Efficiency - Edward Miliband
12.2.09Marine Management Organisation Headquarters - Huw Irranca-Davies
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) - Huw Irranca-Davies
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) - David Miliband
12.2.09Binyam Mohamed - David Miliband
12.2.09Intercept as Evidence (Progress Report) - Jacqui Smith
12.2.09Immigration and Nationality Services (Fees) - Mr Phil Woolas
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Home Office) - Jacqui Smith
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Innovation, Universities and Skills) - Lord Young of Norwood Green
12.2.09Student Loans Company Delivery Strategy - Mr David Lammy
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (International Development) - Mr Douglas Alexander
12.2.09Family Legal Aid Reform - Mr Shahid Malik
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Ministry of Justice) - Mr Jack Straw
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Cabinet Office) - Kevin Brennan
12.2.09Topical Debates - Vera Baird
12.2.09Spring Supplementary Estimate (Northern Ireland) - Mr Shaun Woodward
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Scotland Office) - Mr Jim Murphy
12.2.09Serious fraud Office (Contingency Fund) - Vera Baird
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Transport) - Mr Geoffrey Hoon
12.2.09Wales Office Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09 - Mr Paul Murphy
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limit (Government Equalities) - Ms Harriet Harman
12.2.09Departmental Expenditure Limits (Work and Pensions) - James Murphy
12.2.09Uprating order (April 2009) - Ms Rosie Winterton

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