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Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st March 2009

Forthcoming Business of the House of Commons
23 - 27 March 2009

Monday 23 March

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office, including Topical Questions

Legislation - Coroners and Justice Bill (day 1) - Remaining stages

Adjournment - Blacklisting practices in the construction industry - Mr Michael Clapham


Tuesday 24 March

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-2.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Rural economy during the recession - Mr James Gray
11.00-12.30Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth - Siobhain McDonagh
12.30-13.00Commuter services on the West Coast Main Line - Mr Mark Lancaster
13.00-13.30Government support for the steel industry - Mr Ian Cawsey
13.30-14.00Proposals for a university for North Northamptonshire - Mr Philip Hollobone

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Health, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Pension Credit and Personal Expense Allowance (Duty of Consultation and

Review) Bill - Mr Paul Burstow

Legislation - Coroners and Justice Bill (day 2) - conclusion of Remaining stages

Adjournment - Lessons to be learned from the MSC Napoli incident - Mr Hugo Swire


Wednesday 25 March

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Protection of Ashraf residents under the Geneva Convention - Andrew Mackinlay
11.00-11.30Hajj pilgrims and UK tour operators - Mr Roger Godsiff
14.30-16.00Building Colleges for the Future programme - Dr John Pugh
16.00-16.30Asbestos in schools - Paul Rowen
16.30-17.00Livestock industry and its effect on climate change - Kerry McCarthy

The House will sit at 11.30am

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Cohabitation (No.2) Bill - Mary Creagh

Debate - Opposition day (9th allotted day) - (i) 'The need for an Inquiry on Iraq'; (ii) 'The impact of Business Rates and how businesses can be helped through the Recession'

Adjournment - Reducing unplanned teenage pregnancy rates in Nottingham - Mr Graham Allen


Thursday 26 March

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall - a debate on the 1st Joint Report from the Committee on Arms Export Controls, HC 254 (Session 2007-08) entitled 'Scrutiny of Arms Export Control (2008): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2006, Quarterly Reports for 2007, Licensing Policy and Review of Export Control Legislation'.

The House will sit at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Treasury, including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Debate - Defence in the UK

Adjournment - Future of Public Houses - Mr Laurence Robertson


Friday 27 March

The House will sit at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Royal Marriages and Succession to the Crown (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill - Dr Evan Harris (2R)

Children in Care (Custody) Bill - Mr Stephen Crabb (2R)

Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill - Willie Rennie (2R)

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

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

Presumption of Death Bill - Mr Tim Boswell (2R)

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

Adjournment - Housing subsidy in Barking and Dagenham - Jon Cruddas


Provisional Forthcoming Business
of the House of Commons
30 March - 3 April 2009

Monday 30 March

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence, including Topical Questions

Debate - Africa

Adjournment - Memorial for tsunami victims - Mr Phil Willis


Tuesday 31 March

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-2.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates - **

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Statutory Instruments Act 1946 (Amendment) - Joan Ryan

Debate - The Economy

Adjournment - *


Wednesday 1 April

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates - **

The House will sit at 11.30am

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

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Statutory Instruments Act 1946 (Amendment) - Hywel Williams

Legislation - Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Bill [HL] - Second reading

Motion - Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Local Lists) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2009

Adjournment - *


Thursday 2 April

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall - a debate on 10th Report from the Science and Technology Committee (now the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee), HC 470 I-II (Session 2006-07) entitled 'Investigating the Oceans' and the Government Response, 4th Special Report, HC 506 (Session 2007-08)

The House will sit at 10.30am

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

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Motion - Easter Recess Adjournment

Adjournment - *


Friday 3 April

The House will not be sitting

* Details known previous Thursday after 1.00pm

** There are no Westminster Hall Debates scheduled

 
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