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Weekly Information Bulletin: 11th July 2009

Business of the House of Commons
3 - 10 July 2009

Friday 3 July

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members' Bills -

Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill - Mr Peter Ainsworth (Bill read the Third time)

Industrial Carbon Emissions (Targets) Bill - Mr Charles Kennedy (2R; Withdrawn)

Human Rights Act 1998 (Meaning of Public Authority) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R) (deb adj; Order for 2R: 16.10.09)

Bankers' Pensions (Limits) Bill - Ann Clwyd (2R) (Dropped)

Renewable Content Obligation Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (2R) (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Theft from shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder) Bill - Miss Anne McIntosh (2R) (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Fuel Poverty (No.2) Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (2R) (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Sale) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj 26.06.09; ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Home Repossession (Protection) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Employers' Liability Insurance Bureau Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of Cognitive Function Impairment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Land Use (Garden Protection Etc) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj: 8.5.2009; Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Road Signs (Tourist Destinations and Facilities) Bill - Sir Alan Beith (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Protection of Garden Land (Development Control) Bill - Mr Paul Burstow (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Airport Expansion (Parliamentary Approval) Bill - Susan Kramer (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj: 15.5.2009; Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Torture (Damages) (No.2) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 16.10.09)

Adjournment - Domestic consumers in the energy market - Mr Mark Todd

The House rose at 3.04pm

Monday 6 July

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - MG Rover - Ian Lucas

Speaker's Statement - Further response to Point of Order

Statement - Building out Common Future - Mr Douglas Alexander

Debate - Opposition Day (15th allotted day) - i) Young people in the recession (Motion, as amended, agreed to), ii) Identity Cards (Motion, as amended, agreed to)

Legislation - Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No.2) Bill (Bill read a Second and Third time)

Adjournment - Future of three-tier education in Bedfordshire - Nadine Dorries

The House rose at 11.01pm

Tuesday 7 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Future of the UK steel industry - Mr Denis MacShane
11.00-12.30Teaching standards in schools in England - Mr Graham Stuart
12.30-13.00Operation of Mitcham Job Centre Plus - Siobhain McDonagh
13.00-13.30Marketing of structured products backed by Lehman Brothers - Mr Edward Vaizey
13.30-14.00 Effect of ballistic missile defence policies - Mr Peter Kilfoyle

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry - Dr David Heath (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Finance Bill (day 1) - Report stage (As amended, considered)

Adjournment - UK government policy on torture overseas - Mr David Davis

The House rose at 10.34pm

Wednesday 8 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Human rights in Iran - Lembit Öpik
11.00-11.30Provision for bullied children - David Howarth
14.30-16.00Deployment of British troops in Helmand Province - Paul Flynn
16.00-16.30Workers damaged by vaccines and the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme - Ian Stewart
16.30-17.00Management of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the case of Mr John Pitman - Dr Andrew Murrison

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Northern Ireland; Prime Minister (Ms Harriet Harman)

Statement - Reforming Financial Markets - Mr Alistair Darling

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Care Homes (Domestic Pets) - Dr Nick Palmer (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Finance Bill (day 2) - Report stage (as amended, further considered; Bill read the Third time)

Adjournment - Taxation of pensions - Barry Gardiner

The House rose at 7.38pm

Thursday 9 July

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on 5th Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2007-08,

entitled 'Global Security: Iran', HC 142, and the Government's response, Cm 7361, Session 2007-08

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Energy and Climate Change, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - Newspaper surveillance methods - Mr David Hanson

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Motion - to approve the Draft Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009 (on a Division, agreed to)

Motion - to approve the Draft Council Tax Limitation (Maximum Accounts) (England) Order 2009 (on a Division, agreed to)

Topical Debate - UK manufacturing

Adjournment - Nuclear weapons proliferation - Dr Gavin Strang

The House rose at 5.26pm

Friday 10 July

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
3 - 10 July 2009

3.7.09ECOFIN (7 July) - Mr Alistair Darling
3.7.09Code for Leasing Business Premises - Mr Ian Austin
3.7.09Correction to Oral Answer - David Miliband
3.7.09NHS Pay Review Body Report - Andy Burnham
6.7.09MG Rover Investigation - Ian Lucas
6.7.09HM Treasury (Vote on Account) - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
6.7.09Top-up Fees (Government Response) - Andy Burnham
6.7.09Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (Code of Practice) - Gillian Merron
6.7.09Audit of Licence Revocation - Mr Jack Straw
7.7.09Double Taxation Convention (United Kingdom and Luxembourg) - Mr Stephen Timms
7.7.09Service Complaints System - Bill Rammell
7.7.09Defence Strategic Planning - Mr Bob Ainsworth
7.7.09Identity and Passport Service - Mr Phil Woolas
7.7.09Coroners and Justice Bill - Mr Jack Straw
7.7.09Merchant Shipping: Public Consultation on Watercraft - Paul Clark
8.7.09Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Tests - Mr Vernon Coaker
8.7.09Transport Personnel Review - Paul Clark
8.7.09Construction Fatal Accidents - Yvette Cooper
9.7.09RDA Board Chairs - Ms Rosie Winterton
9.7.09Budget ECOFIN (July 2009) - Ian Pearson
9.7.09School Teacher's Review Body Recommendations - Ed Balls
9.7.09Migration Impacts Fund - Mr John Denham
9.7.09RAF Force Protection Wing - Bill Rammell
9.7.09Campaign for the Farmed Environment - Hilary Benn
9.7.09Agriculture Council - Hilary Benn
9.7.09Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science - Huw Irranca-Davies
9.7.09Bletchley Park Commemorative Badge - David Miliband
9.7.09Swine Flu Pandemic - Andy Burnham
9.7.09Youth Justice Agency (Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 - Paul Goggins
9.7.09Smoke-Free Provisions (Ships) - Paul Clark

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