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Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st March 2009

Business of the House of Commons
13 March - 20 March 2009

Friday 13 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill - Mr Lindsay Hoyle (2R) (on a Division agreed, Bill read a Second Time)

Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) Bill - Mr Jeremy Browne (2R) (Deb adj; Ordered for 2R: 19.6.09)

Employers' Liability Insurance Bureau Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R) (Ordered for 2R: 26.6.09)

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

for 2R: 26.6.09)

Scottish Banknotes (Acceptability in / United Kingdom) Bill - David Mundell (2R) (Deb adj 6.3.09, Ordered for 2R 20.3.09)

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 House rose at 2.56pm

Monday 16 March

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions, including Topical Questions

Statement - G20 Finance Ministers' Meeting - Mr Alistair Darling

Legislation - Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill - Second reading (Bill read a Second time)

Programme Motion - Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill (agreed to)

Money Resolution - Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill (agreed to)

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

Adjournment - Case of Dr Adrian Garfoot and the General Medical Council - Mr Henry Bellingham

The House rose at 10.05pm

Tuesday 17 March

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00UK energy policy and the role of coal - Mr David Anderson
11.00-12.30Residential and nursing care homes - Richard Younger-Ross
12.30-13.00Airport development on St Helena - Meg Munn
13.00-13.30Car park charging in Richmond Park - Justine Greening
13.30-14.00G20 summit in London - Mr James Plaskitt

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Justice, including Topical Questions

Bill Presented - Protection of Shareholders - Mr William Cash (Bill presented and read the First time)

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Food Labelling Regulations (Amendment) Bill - Mr Richard Bacon (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Welfare Reform Bill - Report stage and Third reading (Bill as amended, considered and read a Third time)

Adjournment - Post Office service provision in Rye - Michael Jabez Foster

The House rose at 10.26pm

Wednesday 18 March

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Regulation of online gambling - Robert Neill
11.00-11.30Regulation and funding issues concerning community sports clubs - Ms Angela C Smith
14.30-16.00Health inequalities and Primary Care Trust funding - Mr Neil Turner
16.00-16.30Digital switchover and audio description - Alun Michael
16.30-17.00Use of NHS resources - Dr Richard Taylor

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Scotland; Prime Minister

Statement - Healthcare Commission report on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust - Mr Alan Johnson

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Young People Leaving Care (Accommodation) Bill - Helen Southworth (Bill presented and read the First time)

Debate - Opposition day (8th allotted day) - The Economy (Opposition motion, agreed as amended, on Division)

Adjournment - Proposed Ford eco-town - Nick Herbert

The House rose at 7.57pm

Thursday 19 March

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the 5th Report from the Home Affairs Select Committee, HC 58 I-II (Session 2007-08)

entitled 'A Surveillance Society?' and the Government's response Cm 7449 and the Information Commissioner's response, HC 1124 (Session 2007-08)

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, including Topical Questions; Church Commissioners and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Motion - Draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Advertising Requirements) Order 2009 (agreed to)

Topical Debate - Local and Regional News

Adjournment - City and Hackney Primary Care Trust and tuberculosis - Ms Diane Abbott

The House rose at 4.43pm

Friday 20 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Fuel Poverty Bill - Mr David Heath (2R)

Protection of Children (Encrypted Material) Bill - Sir Paul Beresford (2R)

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Protection of Garden Land (Development Control) Bill - Mr Paul Burstow (2R)

Airport Expansion (Parliamentary Approval) Bill - Susan Kramer (2R)

Scottish Banknotes (Acceptability in United Kingdom) Bill - David Mundell (Deb adj: 06.3.09); (2R)

Adjournment - Royal Hospital Haslar - Sir Peter Viggers

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the House rose

Written Ministerial Statements
16 - 20 March 2009

13.3.09Housing Authorities - Mr Iain Wright
13.3.09General Affairs and External Relations Council - Caroline Flint
13.3.09Cervical Cancer Screening - Ann Keen
13.3.09Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations - Jim Fitzpatrick
13.3.09Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council - Jonathan Shaw
16.3.09Competitiveness Council - Jim Knight
16.3.09Turks and Caicos Islands: Governance - Gillian Merron
16.3.09St Helena - Mr Douglas Alexander
16.3.09UK Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Western

European Union - Mr Gordon Brown

17.3.09EU Competitiveness Council - Ian Pearson
17.3.09ECOFIN (10 March) - Mr Alistair Darling
17.3.09Service Family Accommodation - Mr Kevan Jones
17.3.09EU Competitiveness council - Mr David Lammy
17.3.09Gaza - Mr Douglas Alexander
17.3.09Bailiff and Enforcement Law - Bridget Prentice
17.3.09Office for Judicial Complaints (Annual Report 2007-08) - Mr Jack Straw
17.3.09UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts, 2009: Errata - Mr Geoffrey Hoon
18.3.09Merger Fees - Mr Gareth Thomas
18.3.09Provisional debt management report 2009-10 - Ian Pearson
18.3.09Surface Ship Support (SSS) Programme - Mr John Hutton
18.3.09Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft - Mr John Hutton
18.3.09Bernard Lodge Inquiry - Mr Shahid Malik
18.3.09Detainees - Mr Gordon Brown
18.3.09Criminal Proceedings for Fraud - Vera Baird
19.3.09Employment Agency Standards - Mr Pat McFadden
19.3.09Anti-avoidance Measure (Interest Relief) - Mr Stephen Timms
19.3.09Migration - Hazel Blears
19.3.09Consular Fees Order 2009 - (Gillian Merron)
19.3.09Hong Kong (Six- Monthly Report)
19.3.09Prostate Cancer Screening - Ann Keen
19.3.09Asylum Support - Meg Hillier
19.3.09Vetting and Barring Scheme - Meg Hillier
19.3.09Local and European Elections Guidance

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