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Weekly Information Bulletin: 28th February 2009

General Committees

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Other General Committee debates.

Current Public Bill Committees, details of membership


Status Membership
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (G) 31/03/2009 This issue
Business Rate Supplements Bill (G) Reported Issue 4
Coroners and Justice Bill (G) 05/03/2009 Issue 6
Corporation Tax Bill (G) N/A Issue 4
Policing and Crime Bill (G) Reported Issue 5
Saving Gateway Accounts Bill (G) Reported Issue 5
Welfare Reform Bill (G) 03/03/2009 Issue 6

Dates in italics denote expected reporting date of Public Bill Committee as stated in the Programme Motion if made


Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (G)

Chairmen: Mr Christopher Chope and Mrs Joan Humble

Liz Blackman Annette Brooke Ms Dawn Butler Mary Creagh
Jeff Ennis Mr Nick Gibb Mr John Hayes Mrs Sharon Hodgson
Jim Knight Mr David Laws Sarah McCarthy-Fry Mrs Maria Miller
Alison Seabeck Mr Virendra Sharma Mr Siôn Simon Mr Graham Stuart
Emily Thornberry Mr Charles Walker Bill Wiggin Stephen Williams

General Committee Meetings
23 - 27 February 2009

Monday 23 February


Tuesday 24 February

PBC     Policing and Crime Bill (13th & 14th sittings; Clauses 42-49, 52, 56-57, 59, 61, 63-76, 78-85,     

87-88 agreed; Clauses 36-41, 50-51, 53-55, 58, 60, 62, 77, 86 & Schedules 5-7 agreed as amended).

PBC     Coroners and Justice Bill (7th & 8th sittings; Clauses 12-30, 32-38 & Schedules 2-7 & 9 agreed;     

Clause 31 & Schedule 8 agreed as amended; Clause 11 agreed on division).

PBC     Welfare Reform Bill (4th & 5th sittings; Clauses 1-18 & Schedules 1-3 agreed).     
1st DLC     Draft Mutual Societies (Transfers) Order 2009.     
2nd DLC     Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2009 and Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2009.     

Wednesday 25 February

3rd DLC     Draft Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and Draft European Parliamentary     

Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) (Amendment) Regulations 2009.

4th DLC     Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies)     

Order 2009.

5th DLC     Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2009.     

Thursday 26 February

PBC     Policing and Crime Bill (15th & 16th sittings; Clauses 90 & 91 agreed; Clause 89 agreed as amended;     

New Clauses NC 12-32 added; NC 34-35 added on division; New Schedule NS2 agreed).

PBC     Coroners and Justice Bill (9th & 10th sittings; Clauses 151, 153 & 154 agreed;     

Clause 152 agreed on division).

PBC     Welfare Reform Bill (6th & 7th sittings; Clauses 20-39 agreed;     

Clause 19 & Schedule 4 agreed as amended).

Friday 27 February


Forthcoming General Committee Meetings
2 - 6 March 2009

Monday 2 March

EC B      Mandates of EU Special Representatives (Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated     

14 January 2009), 4.30pm, Room 10

1st DLC     Draft Department for Transport (Fees) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     
3rd DLC     Draft Official Statistics Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 12     

Tuesday 3 March

PBC     Coroners and Justice Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 14     
PBC     Welfare Reform Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 9     
PBC     Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, The Grimond Room     
EC A     EU Document Nos. 15927/08 relating to European Energy Networks and 15944/08 and Addenda 1 to 4, 15904/08, 15905/08, 15923/08, 15906/IC1/08, 15907/08 and 15908/08 relating to Second Strategy Energy Review, 4.30pm, Room 10     
4th DLC     Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) Order 2009, 10.30am, Room 11     
5th DLC     Draft Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Tribunal Composition) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 12     

Wednesday 4 March

6th DLC     Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment)     

Regulations 2009, 2.30pm, Room 9

7th DLC     Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2009 and draft Social Security     

(Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2009, 2.30pm, Room 12

Thursday 5 March

PBC     Coroners and Justice Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, Room 14     
PBC     Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, The Grimond Room     
8th DLC     Draft Financial Assistance for Industry (Increase of Limit) Order 2009, 8.55am, Room 9     

Friday 6 March


Please note: This list is correct as at press (12 noon Friday).

The time and location of general committee meetings may be changed at short notice.

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