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Weekly Information Bulletin: 18th July 2009

Business of the House of Commons
13 - 17 July 2009

Monday 13 July

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence, including Topical Questions

Statement - G8 Summit - Gordon Brown

Legislation - Political Parties and Elections Bill - Carry-Over motion (on a Division, agreed to)

Programme motion - Political Parties and Elections Bill (on a Division, agreed to)

Legislation - Political Parties and Elections Bill - Consideration of Lords Amendments (Lords Amendments considered; Amendments 1-10 & 13-107 agreed to; Amendments 11 & 12 disagreed to)

Business Statement - Deputy Leader of the House - Barbara Keeley

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

The House rose at 10.39pm

Tuesday 14 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Healthcare services in Shropshire - Mr Philip Dunne
11.00-12.30Rail service on the East Coast Main Line - Hugh Bayley
12.30-13.00HM Prison Wellingborough - Mr Peter Bone
13.00-13.30Government funding for local authority support for adults with learning difficulties - Mr Andrew Smith
13.30-14.00 Effect on local communities of Government policy on Gypsies and Travellers - Steve Webb

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Treasury, including Topical Questions

Statement - Reform of care and support system - Andy Burnham

Presentation of Bill - Government of Cornwall - Dan Rogerson (Bill presented and read the First time)

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (Review) - Mr Frank Field (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL] - Report stage and Third reading (Bill as amended, considered and read the Third time)

Adjournment - Future of Bournemouth and Poole Further Education College - Mr Robert Syms

The House rose at 10.45pm

Wednesday 15 July

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Abortion law in Northern Ireland - Martin Salter
11.00-11.30Pardon for Mr Michael Shields - Mrs Louise Ellman
14.30-16.00Local and regional newspapers - Mark Williams
16.00-16.30Combat stress and the NHS - Sir Paul Beresford
16.30-17.00Local authorities' role in promoting apprenticeships - Mr George Howarth

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Wales; Prime Minister

Statement - UK Low Carbon Transition Plan - Edward Miliband

Presentation of Bill - Personal Responsibility - Mr Norman Baker (Bill presented and read the First time)

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Protection of Elderly People (Unsolicited Mail) - Andrew Robathan (Bill presented and read the First time)

Debate - Opposition Day (16th allotted day) - i) US/UK Extradition Treaty (Motion, as amended, agreed to), ii) Caring for the elderly (Motion, as amended, agreed to)

Adjournment - Proposed closure of Diageo plants in Kilmarnock and Hurlford - Des Browne

The House rose at 7.47pm

Thursday 16 July

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on 3rd Report from the Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2008-09,

entitled 'Housing and the Credit Crunch', HC 101, and the Government's response, Cm 7619, Session 2008-09

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Business, Innovation and Skills, including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Presentation of Bill - Parliament (Disclosure of Information) - Mr David Drew (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Media Owners (Residency Requirement) - Mr David Drew (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Common Land and Repeal of Inclosure Acts - Mr Barry Sheerman (Bill presented and read the First time)

Topical Debate - on climate change preparation for the Copenhagen Conference

Debate - Afghanistan and Pakistan

Adjournment - Enid Ruhango and the immigration system - Greg Mulholland

The House rose at 6.28pm

Friday 17 July

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
13 - 17 July 2009

13.7.09Environment Council (25 June) - Hilary Benn
13.7.09Serious Organised Crime Strategy - Mr Alan Campbell
13.7.09Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide (Custody Provisions) - Claire Ward
13.7.09David Blakey Report - Maria Eagle
13.7.09"Building a Society for All Ages" - Maria Eagle
14.7.092009-10 Tax and Benefit Reference Manual - Mr Stephen Timms
14.7.09Intellectual Property Office (Performance Targets) - David Lammy
14.7.09Planning - John Healey
14.7.09NATO Planning Questionnaire (Group Response) - Mr Bob Ainsworth
14.7.09Animal Health Annual Report - Jim Fitzpatrick
14.7.09Newspapers (Surveillance Methods/Update) - Mr David Hanson
14.7.09Humanitarian Situation (Sri Lanka) - Mr Gareth Thomas
14.7.09Crown Court Means-testing (Consultation) - Bridget Prentice
14.7.09Quality Contracts Schemes - Mr Sadiq Khan
14.7.09First Great Western Franchise - Mr Sadiq Khan
14.7.09National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence Order) - Mr Peter Hain
15.7.09UK Low Carbon Industrial Strategy - Mr Pat McFadden
15.7.09Social Investment Wholesale bank Consultation - Angela E Smith
15.7.09Life Assurance Company Taxation - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
15.7.09UK's Asset Freezing Regime (April to June 2009) -Sarah McCarthy-Fry
15.7.09Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2009 - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
15.7.09Schools Capital - Mr Vernon Coaker
15.7.09Fire and Resilience - Mr Shahid Malik
15.7.09Afghanistan Troop Levels (Autumn 2009 Roulement) - Mr Bob Ainsworth
15.7.09Military Low Flying - Mr Kevan Jones
15.7.09Judicial Review Appeal - Mr Bob Ainsworth
15.7.09Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Phil Hope
15.7.09Criminal Records Bureau (Annual Report) - Mr David Hanson
15.7.09Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian (Amendment) Regulations - Bridget Prentice
15.7.09Legal Aid and Prisoners - Bridget Prentice
15.7.09Inquests (Service Personnel) - Bridget Prentice
15.7.09Office of the Public Guardian (Annual Report and Accounts) - Bridget Prentice
15.7.09United Kingdom Supreme Court - Mr Jack Straw
15.7.09Police Ombudsman (Annual Report and Accounts) - Mr Shaun Woodward
15.7.09Maritime and Coastguard Agency (Correction) - Paul Clark
15.7.09Low Carbon Transport: A Greener Future-Strategy - Mr Sadiq Khan
15.7.09Renewable Fuels Agency (Annual Report and Accounts) - Mr Sadiq Khan
16.7.09Informal Meeting of Employment and Social Policy Ministers - Angela Eagle
16.7.09ECOFIN - Mr Alistair Darling
16.7.09Provisional Outturn for Public Expenditure (2008-09) - Mr Liam Byrne
16.7.09Tax Law Rewrite - Mr Stephen Timms
16.7.09Gaming Machines: - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
16.7.09Walker Review - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
16.7.09Annual Report and Accounts - Tessa Jowell
16.7.09Gypsies and Travellers - Mr Shahid Malik
16.7.09Thames Gateway Annual Report - Mr Shahid Malik
16.7.09Eco-towns and Zero Carbon Homes - John Healey
16.7.09Borona Programme - Bill Rammell
16.7.09Defence Estate Development Plan 2009 - Mr Kevan Jones
16.7.09Science Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less Lethal Weapons - Mr Kevan Jones
16.7.09Service Personnel Command Green Paper - Mr Kevan Jones
16.7.09National Park and Broad Authorities - Huw Irranca-Davies
16.7.09Rural Payment Agency - Hilary Benn
16.7.09Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Huw Irranca-Davies
16.7.09Animal Products (Imports) - Jim Fitzpatrick
16.7.09Single Payment Scheme - Hilary Benn
16.7.09Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police - Alan Johnson
16.7.09Consultation (Charges) - Mr Phil Woolas
16.7.09Identity and Passport Service Annual Report and Accounts - Mr Phil Woolas
16.7.09Independent Police Complaints Commission Annual Report - Mr David Hanson
16.7.09Intercept as Evidence - Alan Johnson
16.7.09Independent Safeguarding Authority Annual Report and Accounts - Mr David Hanson
16.7.09Annual Reports and Resource Accounts (2008-09) - Mr Douglas Alexander
16.7.09Housing: Proportionate Dispute Resolutions - Bridget Prentice
16.7.09Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 - Bridget Prentice
16.7.09Legal Aid Reform (Priority Cases) - Bridget Prentice
16.7.09Penalty Notices for Disorder - Mr Jack Straw
16.7.09Freedom of Information Act (Records Management) - Mr Michael Wills
16.7.09State Opening - Ms Harriet Harman
16.7.09Northern Ireland Prison Service - Paul Goggins
16.7.09Ministerial Gifts - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09Ministerial Travel - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09Official and Charity Receptions: 10 Downing Street - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09Official Hospitality (Chequers) - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09Special Advisers - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09UK Visits 2008-09 - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09Advisory Committee on Business Appointments - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09Chief Surveillance Commissioner, Interception of Communications Commissioner and Intelligence Service - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09The Road to 2010: Addressing the Nuclear Question in the 21st Century - Mr Gordon Brown
16.7.09Cost of Ministerial Cars for 2008-09 - Paul Clark
16.7.09Crossrail - Mr Sadiq Khan
16.7.09Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-09 - Mr Sadiq Khan
16.7.09Highways Agency - Chris Mole
16.7.09Local Transport Act 2008 (Passenger Focus) - Mr Sadiq Khan
16.7.09Local Transport Act 2008 - (Designated Bodies) - Mr Sadiq Khan
16.7.09ATOL Protection Contribution - Paul Clark
16.7.09Annual Social Fund Reports - Helen Goodman
16.7.09ICL Inquiry Report - Yvette Cooper
16.7.09Rent Service and the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission - Yvette Cooper

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