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Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st March 2009

General Committees

General Committee debates are available to view on the Parliament website.

Public Bill Committee debates.

Other General Committee debates.

For further information on General Committees see HCIO Factsheet L6 produced by the House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.

Current Public Bill Committees, details of membership


Status Membership
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (G) 31/03/2009 Issue 9
Autism Bill (B1) tba tba
Business Rate Supplements Bill (G) Reported Issue 4
Coroners and Justice Bill (G) Reported Issue 6
Policing and Crime Bill (G) Reported Issue 5
Saving Gateway Accounts Bill (G) Reported Issue 5
Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill (B3) tba tba
Welfare Reform Bill (G) Reported Issue 6
Joint Committee on Tax law Rewrite Bills

Corporation Tax Bill (G) Reported Issue 4

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



General Committee Meetings
16 - 20 March 2009

Monday 16 March

1st DLC     Draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2009 and the Insurance Premium     

Tax (Amendment of Schedule 6A to the Finance Act 1994) Order 2009

(S.I., 2009, No. 219)

2nd DLC     Draft Local Government (Structural Changes) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Other Provision)     

Order 2009 and the Draft Cornwall (Electoral Arrangements and Consequential Amendments)

Order 2009

3rd DLC     Draft Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty. Monitoring and Reporting; and     

Assessments Amendment) Regulations 2009

4th DLC     Draft Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009     

Tuesday 17 March

PBC     Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (9th & 10th sittings; Clauses 41-43, 49-53, 55-57,     

60-62, 65-68 agreed; Clauses 40, 44, 45-48, 54, 58-59, 63-64 & Schedules 2 & 3 agreed as amended)

5th DLC     Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Partial Property Transfers) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 322) and the Banking Act 2009 (Third Party Compensation Arrangements for Partial Property Transfers) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 319)     
6th DLC     Draft Renewables Obligation Order 2009     
7th DLC     Banking Act 2009 (Bank Administration) (Modification for Application to Multiple Transfers) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 313), the Banking Act 2009 (Bank Administration) (Modification for Application to Banks in Temporary Public Ownership) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 312) and the Banking Act 2009 (Parts 2 and 3 Consequential Amendments) Order 2009     

(S.I., 2009, No. 317)

8th DLC     Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and the Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009     
9th DLC     Draft Renewable Transport Fuels Obligations (Amendment) Order 2009     
10th DLC     Draft Financial Assistance Scheme and Incapacity Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments)     

Regulations 2009

Wednesday 18 March

11th DLC     Draft Alterations to the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2002 and the     

Draft Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2009

12th DLC     Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2009     
13th DLC     Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2009 and the Draft Pension Protection     

Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2009

Thursday 19 March

PBC     Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (11th & 12th sittings; Clauses 70-72, 75-78, 80-82,     

85-89 agreed; 69, 73-74, 79, 83-84 & Schedule 4 agreed as amended)

14th DLC     Draft Revenue and Customs Appeals Order 2009     

Friday 20 March


Forthcoming General Committee Meetings
23 - 27 March 2009

Monday 23 March

1st DLC     Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     
3rd DLC     Draft Northern Rock plc Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Order 2009 and the Draft Bradford & Bingley plc Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 12     
EC B     EU Documents No. 15620/08, 17210/08 and Addendum 1 relating to Pre-Accession Assistance. 4.30pm, Room 10     

Tuesday 24 March

PBC     Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 10     
4th DLC     Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Measure (HC 268) and the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure (HC 270), 4.30pm, Room 9     
5th DLC     Draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2009; Draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2009 and the Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2009, 4.30pm, Room 11     

Wednesday 25 March

6th DLC     Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2009,     
     2.30pm, Room 9     

Thursday 26 March

PBC     Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, Room 10     

Friday 27 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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