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Weekly Information Bulletin: 28th February 2009

Business of the House of Commons
23 - 27 February 2009

Monday 23 February

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence, including Topical Questions

Presentation of Bill - Northern Ireland - (Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation - Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill - Second reading (agreed to)

Programme Motion - Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (agreed to)

Money Resolution - Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (agreed to)

Ways and Means - Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (agreed to)

Adjournment - Proposed workplace parking levy in Nottingham - Mr John Heppell

The House rose at 10.28pm

Tuesday 24 February

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Unitary authority proposals for Norfolk, Suffolk and Devon - Mr Keith Simpson
11.00-12.30Statistics on scientific procedures on living animals - Bill Etherington
12.30-13.00Gas storage in the UK - Mr Stephen Crabb
13.00-13.30Epilepsy services - Chris McCafferty
13.30-14.00Co-operation and competition in the NHS - Dr Richard Taylor

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions

Statement - Freedom of Information Act - Mr Jack Straw

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Airport Expansion (Parliamentary Approval) Bill - Susan Kramer (Bill presented and

read a First time)

Debate - Opposition day (6th allotted day) - (i) Law and order (Opposition motion, agreed as amended, on division)

(ii) British agricultural production and food labelling (Opposition motion, agreed as amended, on division)

Adjournment - Humber Bridge tolls - Mr Graham Stuart

The House rose at 10.49pm

Wednesday 25 February

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Inbound tourism - Hugh Bayley
11.00-11.30Proposed closure of HM Revenue and Customs Office in Chorley - Mr Lindsay Hoyle
14.30-16.00Council housing and rents - Mr Mike Hancock
16.00-16.30Taxation of bingo clubs - John Hemming
16.30-17.00UK aid to Gaza - Mr Andy Slaughter

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Prime Minister

Presentation of Bill - Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill - Willie Rennie (Bill presented and read the First time)

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Renewable Content Obligation Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Saving Gateway Accounts Bill - Remaining stages (Bill read the Third time and passed)

Adjournment - Consular support for British prisoners in foreign jails and the case of Alistair Iain Campbell - Mrs Anne McGuire

The House rose at 4.29pm

Thursday 26 February

The House sat at 10.30am

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

Statement - Banking (Assets Protection Scheme) - Mr Alistair Darling

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Records of Detention (Conclusion Review) - Mr. John Hutton

Debate - Welsh Affairs

Adjournment - Housing subsidy - Mr Paul Burstow

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the 4th Report from the Work and Pensions Committee, HC 485 (Session 2007-08) entitled 'Valuing and Supporting Carers' and the Government's response, HC 105 (Session 2008-09)

The House rose at 6.27pm

Friday 27 February

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Autism Bill - Mrs Cheryl Gillan (2R)

Lending (Regulation) Bill - Mr Russell Brown (2R)

Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of cognitive function impairment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Broadcasting (Television Licence Fee Abolition) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (2R)

Sovereignty of Parliament (European Communities) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (2R)

European Union (Audit of Benefits and Costs of UK Membership) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (2R)

Drugs (Roadside Testing) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (2R)

Adjournment - Peak oil - Barry Gardiner

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the House rose on Friday

Written Ministerial Statements
23 - 27 February 2009

23.2.09ECOFIN - Mr Alistair Darling
23.2.09Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud - Mr Stephen Timms
23.2.09Asset Freezing Regime (Counter-Terrorism) - Ian Pearson
23.2.09Zimbabwe (Resettlement Scheme) - John Healey
23.2.09NATO Parliamentary Assembly - David Miliband
23.2.09Funding (Department of Health and Food Standards Agency) - Mr Ben Bradshaw
23.2.09Policing - Publication of Reports by Sir David Normington and Jan Berry - Mr Vernon Coaker
23.2.09Parole Board (Appointment of Chairman) - Mr Jack Straw
23.2.09Northern Ireland - Mr Shaun Woodward
23.2.09Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09 - Vera Baird
23.2.09Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) - Jim Fitzpatrick
23.2.09Urban Congestion Performance Fund - Paul Clark
24.2.09Trawlermen Scheme - Mr Pat McFadden
24.2.09School Revenue Balances 2007-08 - Jim Knight
24.2.09Local Spending Report - Mr Sadiq Khan
24.2.09Environment Council - Edward Miliband
24.2.09Food and Environment Research Agency - Hilary Benn
24.2.09Binyam Mohamed - David Miliband
24.2.09Defamation Proceedings - Bridget Prentice
24.2.09Berlin Summit (February) - Mr Gordon Brown
24.2.09Drivers' Hours (Exemption for Reservists) - Jim Fitzpatrick
24.2.09Disability Benefits - Jonathan Shaw
25.2.09New RDA Board Chairs - Mr Pat McFadden
25.2.09Elite Sport - Andy Burnham
25.2.09Afghanistan (Air Support) - Mr Bob Ainsworth
25.2.09Justice and Home Affairs Council - Meg Hillier
25.2.09Criminal Trial Processes (Young Witnesses) - Maria Eagle
26.2.09Defence Technology Plan - Quentin Davies
26.2.09EU Energy Council - Edward Miliband
26.2.09Olympic/Paralympic Games (Safety and Security) - Jacqui Smith
26.2.09World Band - Mr Douglas Alexander
26.2.09Election Candidate Address Publication (Government Response) - Mr Michael Wills

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