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Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th May 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) Reported Issue 9
Autism Bill (B1) Reported Issue 15
Business Rate Supplements Bill (G) Reported Issue 4
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill (B6) tba tba
Coroners and Justice Bill (G) Reported Issue 6
Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill (P) tba tba
Equality Bill (G) 7.7.2009 This issue
Finance Bill (G) tba This issue
Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill (B7) tba tba
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


Equality Bill (G)

Chairman: Mr Joe Benton and Ann Winterton

Vera Baird Mr John Baron Mr Tim Boswell Lyn Brown
Maria Eagle Lynne Featherstone Nia Griffith Mr Mark Harper
Dr Evan Harris Mr Oliver Heald Stephen Hesford Mrs Sharon Hodgson
Barbara Keeley Mr David Kidney John Mason Sandra Osborne
John Penrose Jim Sheridan

Finance Bill (G)

Chairmen: Mr Jim Hood and Mr Peter Atkinson

Mr Adrian Bailey Ms Celia Barlow Mr Brian Binley Liz Blackman
Mr Bob Blizzard Mr Peter Bone Mr Colin Breed Mr Russell Brown
Mr Jeremy Browne Dr Vincent Cable Jim Dobbin James Duddridge
Angela Eagle Natascha Engel Mr Mark Field Mr Robert Flello
Mr David Gauke Mr Greg Hands Mr Mark Hoban Stewart Hosie
John Howell Mr Brian Jenkins Eric Joyce Laura Moffatt
Ian Pearson Dr John Pugh John Robertson Lindsay Roy
Alison Seabeck Sir Peter Soulsby Mr Graham Stuart Mr Robert Syms
Mr Stephen Timms Mr Mark Todd

General Committee Meetings
11 - 15 May 2009

Monday 11 May

1st DLC      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 4) Order 2009     
2nd DLC     Draft Financial Assistance for Industry (Increase of Limit) (No.2) Order 2009 and the Draft Financial Assistance for Industry (Increase of Limit) (No.3) Order 2009     
EC A     Maritime Transport (5559/09 & 5775/09)     
3rd DLC     Motion in the name of Mr Pat McFadden relating to Financial Assistance to Industry     

Tuesday 12 May

4th DLC     Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2009     
EC A     Climate change agreement (5892/09 and Addenda 1 to 3)     

Wednesday 13 May

PBC     Autism Bill (2nd sitting; Clause 8 agreed)     

Thursday 14 May


Friday 15 May


Forthcoming General Committee Meetings
18 - 22 May 2009

Monday 18 May

1st DLC     Draft Carbon Accounting Regulations 2009, Draft Carbon Budgets Order 2009 and the Draft Climate     
     Change Act 2008 (2020 Target, Credit Limit and Definitions) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9     

Tuesday 19 May

PBC     Finance Bill, 10.30am & 4.30pm, Room 10     
2nd DLC     Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Registered European Lawyers) Order 2009 and the Draft Registered     

Foreign Lawyers Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 9

3rd DLC     Draft Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board)     

(Amendment) Order 2009 and the Draft Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment

of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009, 4.30pm, Room 11

EC B     EU Document No. 16162/08 relating to Free Movement of EU Workers, 4.30pm, Room 12     

Wednesday 20 May


Thursday 21 May

PBC     Finance Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, Room 10     

Friday 22 May


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.

Further enquiries may be made to the Committee Office general enquiry lines, Tel. 020 7219 3267/4300/0284

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