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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th June 2009

Business of the House of Commons
19 - 26 June 2009

Friday 19 June

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Autism Bill - Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Report stage) (Bill read the Third time and passed)

Forces Widows' Pensions (Equality of Treatment) Bill - Mr Michael Mates (2R) (Deb adj 19.06.2009; Ordered for 2R 16.10.2009)

Theft from Shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder) Bill - Miss Anne McIntosh (2R) (Ordered for 2R 3.07.2009)

Organ Donation (Presumed Consent) Bill - Mr Jeremy Browne (Deb adj 13.02.2009; 2R) (Committed to a Public Bill Committee)

Short Selling and Bank Accounts Bill - Mr Frank Field (2R) (Bill dropped)

Adjournment - Access to rail services for all - Martin Linton

The House rose at 3.01pm

Monday 22 June

The House sat at 2.30pm

The House will meet to elect a Speaker (John Bercow MP elected as Speaker of the House of Commons)

The House rose at 10.07pm

Tuesday 23 June

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Skills gap in older industrial areas - Mr David Anderson
11.00-12.30Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation - Mr Anthony Steen
12.30-13.00Reference to the county of Pembrokeshire on the Royal Mail database - Mr Stephen Crabb
13.00-13.30Fallen stock on the Isle of Wight - Mr Andrew Turner
13.30-14.00 Benefit arrangements for older people living in extra care accommodation - Dr Stephen Ladyman

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Health, including Topical Questions

Statement - European Council - Prime Minister

Statement - Parliamentary Standards - Ms Harriet Harman

Presentation of Bill - Parliamentary Standards Bill - Ms Harriet Harman (Bill presented and read the First time)

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Local Employment Bill - Mr Jamie Reed (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] - Second reading (Bill read a Second time)

Programme Motion - Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (agreed to)

Money Resolution - Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] (agreed to)

Adjournment - Redevelopment of Edgbaston Cricket Ground - Mr Roger Godsiff

The House rose at 10.28pm

Wednesday 24 June

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Government policy on Syria and the Middle East - Mr Richard Spring
11.00-11.30Nitrate vulnerable zones - Christopher Fraser
14.30-16.00Parliamentary Ombudsman's report into Equitable Life - Mr Fabian Hamilton
16.00-16.30Procedures for appeals against school governing body decisions - Rosie Cooper
16.30-17.00Pet passport schemes - Andrew Selous

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Speaker's Statement

Debate - Opposition Day (14th allotted) - Iraq Inquiry (Motion, as amended, agreed to)

Adjournment - Protection from assault for taxi drivers - Mr Brian Binley

The House rose at 8.00pm

Thursday 25 June

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the 29th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2007-08, on A Bill of Rights for the UK, HC 150-I, and the Government's response, HC 145, Session 2008-09

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Transport, including Topical Questions and to the Minister for Women and Equality

Urgent Question - National Security Strategy - Mr David Hanson

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Motion - Regional Select Committee (London) (agreed on Division)

Motions - Standing Orders Etc. (Machinery of Government Changes) (agreed to)

Motions - Parliamentary Pensions (as amended, agreed to)

Motions - Regional Grand Committees - South West (agreed on Division); East Midlands (negatived on Division);

South East (agreed on Division); Yorkshire and the Humber (agreed on Division); East of England (agreed to);

North West (agreed on Division); North East (agreed on Division) & West Midlands (agreed to)

Adjournment - Preservation of traditional crafts - Tom Levitt

The House rose at 6.10pm

Friday 26 June

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill (formerly known as the Holocaust (Stolen Art) Restitution Bill) - Mr Andrew Dismore (Report stage)

Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill - Willie Rennie (Report stage)

Leaseholders' Rights Bill - Mrs Jacqui Lait (2R)

Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Sale) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Home Repossession (Protection) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Employers' Liability Insurance Bureau Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

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

Protection of Shareholders Bill - Mr William Cash (2R)

Land Use (Garden Protection Etc) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj: 8.5.2009; 2R)

Road Signs (Tourist Destinations and Facilities) Bill - Sir Alan Beith (2R)

Fuel Poverty Bill - Mr David Heath (Deb adj: 20.3.2009; 2R)

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

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

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj: 15.5.2009; 2R)

Torture (Damages) (No.2) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R)

Motor Vehicle (Climate Change Information) Bill - Colin Challen (2R)

Adjournment - Water metering and charging review - Linda Gilroy

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the House rose

Written Ministerial Statements
19 - 25 June 2009

19.6.09Partnerships for Schools - Mr Vernon Coaker
19.6.09Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council - Gillian Merron
19.6.09Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Western European Union (UK Delegation) - Mr Gordon Brown
19.6.09Staff Counsellor for the Security and Intelligence Services - Mr Gordon Brown
19.6.09Rail Accidents (Grayrigg and Potters Bar) - Chris Mole
22.6.09Dyslexia - Ed Balls
22.6.09Marine and Fisheries Agency (Performance Targets) - Huw Irranca-Davies
22.6.09"Appraisal of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management" - Hilary Benn
22.6.09General Affairs and External Relations Council - Chris Bryant
22.6.09NHS Dental Services - Andy Burnham
22.6.09Olympic Delivery Authority - Tessa Jowell
22.6.09Impounding Regime - Paul Clark
22.6.09UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Jonathan Shaw
23.6.09Civil Service Fast Stream Recruitment - Angela E. Smith
23.6.09School Teacher's Review Body Recommendations - Ed Balls
23.6.09Armoured Fighting Vehicles - Mr Quentin Davies
23.6.09Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee - Hilary Benn
23.6.09Zimbabwe - David Miliband
23.6.09Parliamentary Standards - Ms Harriet Harman
24.6.09Report to Parliament on Civil Service Delegations/Authorisations - Angela E. Smith
24.6.09Financial Services Authority Annual Report - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
24.6.09Sports Betting Integrity Panel - Mr Gerry Sutcliffe
24.6.09Afghanistan Air Support - Bill Rammell
24.6.09Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre Feasibility Study - Mr Kevan Jones
24.6.09People Pay and Pensions Agency - Mr Kevan Jones
24.6.09Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment - Mr David Kidney
24.6.09Cervical Screening - Ann Keen
24.6.09Employment Strategy - Phil Hope
24.6.09Sentencing Guidelines Council Annual Report - Mr Jack Straw
24.6.09Consultative Group on the Past - Mr Shaun Woodward
25.6.09Double Taxation Convention (United Kingdom and Belgium) - Mr Stephen Timms
25.6.09Firebuy Ltd - Mr Shahid Malik
25.6.09EU Energy Council - Mr David Kidney
25.6.09Road to Copenhagen (Public Awareness) - Edward Miliband
25.6.09UK Sustainable Development Commission - Hilary Benn
25.6.09Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Performance Targets - Huw Irranca-Davies
25.6.09Pitt Review (Progress Report) - Hilary Benn
25.6.09Former Central Science Laboratory (Report and Accounts) - Jim Fitzpatrick
25.6.09Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 - Mr Alan Campbell
25.6.09Youth Crime Action Plan - Alan Johnson
25.6.09Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Mr Michael Wills
25.6.09National Security Strategy - Mr Gordon Brown
25.6.09Eurostar - Chris Mole

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