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Weekly Information Bulletin: 14th March 2009

Business of the House of Commons
6 March - 13 March 2009

Friday 6 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Small Business Rate Relief (Automatic Payment) Bill - Peter Luff (2R) (Bill read the Second time; Bill withdrawn)

Scottish Banknotes (Acceptability in United Kingdom) Bill - David Mundell (2R) (Deb adj; Ordered for 2R: 13.3.09)

Presumption of Death Bill - Mr Tim Boswell (2R) (Ordered for 2R: 27.3.09)

Exercise of Reasonable Discretion Bill - Mr Tim Boswell (2R) (Ordered for 2R 27.3.09)

Adjournment - Redundancies at Alfred Sargent and Sons Ltd - Mr Peter Bone

The House rose at 3.00pm

Monday 9 March

The House sat at 2.30pm

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

Statement - Northern Ireland - Shaun Woodward

Statement - Banking (Asset Protection Scheme) - Mr Stephen Timms

Debate - Estimates (2nd allotted day) - (i) Work of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform in the current economic situation, (ii) Railways (Estimates agreed to)

Bill Presented - Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill - Mr Stephen Timms (Bill presented and read the First time)

Adjournment - Housing and construction industry in the current economic climate - Gordon Banks

The House rose at 10.38pm

Tuesday 10 March

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Proposals for a football team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games - Pete Wishart
11.00-12.30Financial Services Compensation Scheme levy on building societies - Mrs Ann Cryer
12.30-13.00Effects on the UK film industry of copyright theft - John Barrett
13.00-13.30Funding for Coventry City Council services - Mr Jim Cunningham
13.30-14.00Role and function of the Audit Commission in local government - Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Transport, including Topical Questions; Minister for Women and Equality

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Bankers' Pensions (Limits) - Ann Clwyd (Bill presented and read the First time)

Debate - Opposition day (7th allotted day) - (i) Unemployment in the UK (Opposition motion, agreed as amended,

on Division); (ii) European Working Time Directive (Opposition motion, agreed as amended on Division)

Legislation - Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill - All stages (Bill read the Second and Third time)

Adjournment - Government policy on regulation of the legal profession - Nadine Dorries

The House rose at 10.42pm

Wednesday 11 March

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00HM Revenue and Customs office closure programme - Mr Anthony Wright
11.00-11.30Abusive images on the internet - Judy Mallaber
14.30-16.00Christianity in public life - Andrew Selous
16.00-16.30Use of interpreters by police forces - Mr John Leech
16.30-17.00Definition and procurement of identity cards - Mr Mark Todd

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Theft from Shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder) - Miss Anne McIntosh (Bill presented and read the First time)

Programme Motion - Business Rate Supplements Bill Programme (No.2) (agreed to)

Legislation - Business Rate Supplements Bill - Report stage and Third reading (Bill not amended, considered and read the Third time)

Motion - Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Amount of Penalty) (Amendment) Order 2009 (on a Division, negatived)

Motion - To approve the Draft Child Support (miscellaneous and Consequential Amendments Regulations 2009 (agreed on Division)

Motion - Control of Ozone-Depleting Substances (EU Document No. 12832/08 & Addenda 1-3) (agreed on Division)

Adjournment - Government support for the arts in Bassetlaw - John Mann

The House rose at 7.51pm

Thursday 12 March

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the future strategy on Race Equality

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Innovations, Universities and Skills, including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Lord Laming's Progress Report on the Protection of Children - Ed Balls

Motion - Government Responses to outstanding Reports of the Public Accounts Committee (agreed to)

Motion - Use of the Chamber (United Kingdom Youth Parliament) (debate adjourned)

Adjournment - Flooding in Somerset - Mr David Heath

The House rose at 6.33pm

Friday 13 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill - Mr Lindsay Hoyle (2R)

Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) Bill - Mr Jeremy Browne (2R)

Employers' Liability Insurance Bureau Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of Cognitive Function Impairment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Scottish Banknotes (Acceptability in / United Kingdom) Bill - David Mundell (2R)

Motion - Use of the Chamber (United Kingdom Youth Parliament)

Adjournment - Process of the West Sussex Primary Care Trust review of health services for people in the North East of West Sussex - Laura Moffatt

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the House rose

Written Ministerial Statements
9 - 13 March 2009

6.3.09Local Authority Rents - Margaret Beckett
9.3.09Television Licence Fee Increases - Andy Burnham
9.3.09Nimrod - Mr Bob Ainsworth
9.3.09Ending Violence Against Women and Girls - Jacqui Smith
9.3.09National Security Forum - Mr Gordon Brown
9.3.09Airports (Economic Regulation) - Mr Geoffrey Hoon
9.3.09Local Transport Act 2008 (Quality Partnership Schemes) - Paul Clark
10.3.09EU Financial Affairs Council - Mr Alistair Darling
10.3.09Northern Rock - Ian Pearson
10.3.09Tax Appeals - Mr Stephen Timms
10.3.09Foreign Currency Transactions (Taxation) - Mr Stephen Timms
10.3.09Ofsted (Contingency Fund Borrowing) - Jim Knight
10.3.09Migration Reform (Points-Based System) - Mr Phil Woolas
10.3.09Immigration and Asylum (War Crimes) - Mr Phil Woolas
10.3.09Public Services - Mr Liam Byrne
11.3.09Tax Information Exchange Agreement - Mr Stephen Timms
11.3.09Planning Appeals Service - Mr Iain Wright
11.3.09Audiovisual Media Services Directive - Andy Burnham
11.3.09Organ Donation and Transplantation - Alan Johnson
11.3.09Bridget Prentice - Mental Capacity Act 2005
11.3.09Voice Risk Analysis - Mr Tony McNulty
12.3.09Secondary Schools Admissions - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
12.3.09Regional Spatial Strategy - Mr Sadiq Khan
12.3.09Chemical Weapons Convention - Mr Bob Ainsworth
12.3.09Carbon Reduction Commitment - Joan Ruddock
12.3.09Environment Council - Hilary Benn
12.3.09Prescriptions - Dawn Primarola
12.3.09NHS Next Stage Review - Mr Ben Bradshaw
12.3.09Controls Order (11 December 2008- 10 March 2009) - Mr Vernon Coaker
12.3.09List of Ministers' Interests - Mr Gordon Brown
12.3.09Data Handling - Jim Fitzpatrick
12.3.09February Snowfall - Mr Geoffrey Hoon

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