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Weekly Information Bulletin: 23rd May 2009

Business of the House of Commons
15 - 22 May 2009

Friday 15 May

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Special Educational Needs and Disability (Support) Bill - John Bercow (2R) (Bill read a Second time and withdrawn)

Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R) (Bill read a Second time)

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R) (Deb adj; 2R ordered to be resumed: 12.6.09)

Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill - Willie Rennie (2R) (Bill read a Second time)

Adjournment - Government policy on reported violence and police corruption in Brazilian cities - Mr Mark Hendrick

The House rose at 3.00pm

Monday 18 May

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office, including Topical Questions

Speaker's Statement - Members Allowances

Debate - Opposition Day (11th allotted day) - (i) Skills in the recession (Motion, as amended, agreed to);

ii) Mid-Staffordshire, NHS Foundation Trust (Motion, as amended, agreed to)

Adjournment - UK government funding for the construction of a new crossing over the River Forth - Willie Rennie

The House rose at 10.47pm

Tuesday 19 May

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00 Fire safety in schools - Mr Ian McCartney

11.00-12.30 Government's response to the Parliamentary Ombudsman's report on Equitable Life - Mr David Davis

12.30-13.00 Heart of Wales railway line - Mr Martin Caton

13.00-13.30 Dental services in Oxfordshire - Dr Evan Harris

13.30-14.00 Levels of achievement of white disadvantaged pupils in Birmingham - Richard Burden

The House sat at 2.30pm

Speaker's Statement

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Commission for the Compact Bill - Mr Tom Levitt (Bill presented and read the First time)

Programme Motion - Policing and Crime Bill (Programme) (No.2) (agreed on Division)

Legislation - Policing and Crime Bill - Report stage and Third reading (Debate interrupted)

Speaker's Statement - Members' allowances

Legislation - Policing and Crime Bill - Report stage and Third reading (Proceedings resumed; Bill read the Third time and passed)

Adjournment - Water charging in the South West - Mr Hugo Swire

The House rose at 10.26pm

Wednesday 20 May

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00 Primary care trust criteria for allocating beds to elderly patients - Miss Anne McIntosh

11.00-11.30 Allocation of school places - Anne Main

14.30-16.00 London Metropolitan University - Jeremy Corbyn

16.00-16.30 Progress of Better Healthcare Closer to Home strategy - Siobhain McDonagh

16.30-17.00 Future of the Nimrod project - Mark Hunter

The House sat at 11.30am

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

Statement - Parliamentary Standards Authority - Ms Harriet Harman

Motion - Appointment of the Comptroller and Auditor General (agreed to)

Motion - Planning: National Policy Statements (on a Division, agreed to)

Motion - Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (on a Division, negatived)

Adjournment - Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology - Ben Chapman

The House rose at 7.07pm

Thursday 21 May

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the 10th Report from the International Development Select Committee, HC 493 I-II (Session 2007-08) entitled 'The World Food Programme and Global Food Security', and the Government's response,

8th Special Report, HC 1066 (Session 2007-08)

The House sat at 10.30am

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

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Gurkhas - Jacqui Smith

Motion - on the Whitsun Recess Adjournment (Motion withdrawn)

Adjournment - Take-up of council tax benefit - Mr Paul Burstow

The House rose at 4.12pm

Friday 22 May

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
15 - 21 May 2009

15.5.09Non-Competitive Government Contracts (Profit Formula)
15.5.09Coroners and Justice Bill - Mr Jack Straw
18.5.09Written Answer (Correction) - Ann Keen
18.5.09Health Inequalities - Alan Johnson
18.5.09Companies House - Ian Pearson
19.5.09Asset Freezing Regime - Ian Pearson
19.5.09Tax Credits - Mr. Stephen Timms
19.5.09Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - Mr. Iain Wright
19.5.09Sri Lanka - David Miliband
19.5.09Policing and Crime Bill (JCHR Reports) - Mr. Vernon Coaker
19.5.09Employment Tribunal Awards - Mr. Jack Straw
19.5.09Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland - Mr. Shaun Woodward
19.5.09Intelligence and Security Committee's Review (London Terrorist Attacks) - Mr. Gordon Brown
20.5.09UK Debt Management Office - Ian Pearson
20.5.09Armed Forces' Pay Review Body - Mr John Hutton
20.5.09Agriculture Council (23-24 April) - Hilary Benn
20.5.09Lord Archer's Report (Government Response) - Dawn Primarolo
21.5.09ECOFIN - Mr Alistair Darling
21.5.09Finance Bill (Anti-avoidance Measure) - Mr Stephen Timms
21.5.09Local Government - John Healey
21.5.09Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 - Jacqui Smith
21.5.09Sri Lanka - Mr Michael Foster
21.5.09Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill - Mr Paul Murphy
21.5.09Legislative Competence Order - Mr Paul Murphy

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