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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th October 2009

Business of the House of Commons
16 - 23 October 2009

Friday 16 October

The House sat at 9.30am

Issue of Writ - Glasgow North East - Mr Nicholas Brown

Private Members' Bills -

Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore - Report stage and Third reading (Not amended, further considered; read the Third time and passed)

Law Commission Bill [HL] - Emily Thornberry - Report stage and Third reading (Further considered; read the Third time and passed)

Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore - Report stage (As amended, deb adj; Ordered to be further considered: 22.10.2009)

Equality and Diversity (Reform) Bill - Philip Davies - (Ordered for 2R: 6.11.2009)

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 22.10.2009)

Safety of Medicines (Evaluation) Bill - Mr Mike Hancock (Ordered for 2R: 22.10.2009)

Teaching of British History in Schools Bill - Andrew Rosindell (Dropped)

Food Labelling Regulations (Amendment) Bill - Mr Richard Bacon (Dropped)

Royal Marriages and Succession to the Crown (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill - Dr Evan Harris (deb adj 27.9.2009: Ordered for 2R: 23.10.09)

Registration of Births and Deaths (Welsh Language) Bill - Hywel Williams (Dropped)

Employment Retention Bill - John Robertson (Dropped)

Sale of Mobile Homes (Interviews) Bill - Annette Brooke (Ordered for 2R: 23.10.09)

Surface Water and Highway Drainage Charges (Exemption) Bill - Mr Mike Hall (Dropped)

School Bus (Safety) Bill - Mr Malcolm Bruce (Ordered for 2R: 23.10.09)

Commission for the Compact Bill - Tom Levitt (Dropped)

Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill - Mr David Drew (Dropped)

Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill [HL] - Roger Berry (Dropped)

Citizens' Convention (Accountability and Ethics) Bill - Mr Martin Caton (Dropped)

Gangmasters Licensing Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill - Jim Sheridan (Dropped)

Broadcasting (Public Service Content) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (deb adj 12.6.09; Ordered for 2R: 6.11.09)

Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill - Mr Martin Caton (Dropped)

Employment Opportunities Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (Ordered for 2R: 6.11.09)

Forces Widows' Pensions (Equality of Treatment) Bill - Mr Michael mates (deb ajd 19.6.09; Dropped)

Young People Leaving Care (Accommodation) Bill - Helen Southworth (Dropped)

Fuel Poverty Bill - Mr David Heath (deb adj 20.3.09; Ordered for 2R: 23.10.09)

Sustainable Energy (Local Plans) Bill - Alan Simpson (Dropped)

Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill - Ms Angela C.Smith (Dropped)

Children in Care (Custody) Bill - Mr Stephen Crabb (Dropped)

Developing Country Debt (Restriction of Recovery) Bill - Ms Sally Keeble (Dropped)

Broadcasting (Television Licence Fee Abolition) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (Ordered for 2R: 6.11.09)

European Union (Audit of Benefits and Costs of UK Membership) Bill - Mr Christopher Chope (Ordered for 2R: 6.11.09)

Hydrofluorocarbons Limitation Bill - Clive Efford (Dropped)

Human Rights Act 1998 (Meaning of Public Authority) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (2R) (deb adj 3.7.09; Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Renewable Content Obligation Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (Dropped)

Theft from shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder) Bill - Miss Anne McIntosh (Dropped)

Fuel Poverty (No.2) Bill - Dr Alan Whitehead (Dropped)

Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Sale) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj 26.06.09; Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Home Repossession (Protection) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Employers' Liability Insurance Bureau Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Pharmaceutical Labelling (Warning of Cognitive Function Impairment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Land Use (Garden Protection Etc) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj: 8.5.2009; Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Road Signs (Tourist Destinations and Facilities) Bill - Sir Alan Beith (Ordered for 2R: 23.10.09)

Protection of Garden Land (Development Control) Bill - Mr Paul Burstow (Ordered for 2R: 23.10.09)

Airport Expansion (Parliamentary Approval) Bill - Susan Kramer (Ordered for 2R: 23.10.09)

British Museum Act 1963 (Amendment) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Deb adj: 15.5.2009; Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Torture (Damages) (No.2) Bill - Mr Andrew Dismore (Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) Bill [HL] - Judy Mallaber (Ordered for 2R: 22.10.09)

Government of Cornwall Bill - Dan Rogerson (Ordered for 2R: 23.10.09)

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (Review) Bill - Mr Frank Field (Dropped)

Personal Responsibility Bill - Norman Baker (Dropped)

Media Owners (Residency Requirement) Bill - Mr David Drew (Dropped)

Adjournment - NHS dentistry in Nottingham North constituency - Mr Graham Allen

The House rose at 3.05pm

Monday 19 October

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - Children's Commissioner - Ed Balls

Statement - Defence Acquisition (Independent Review) - Mr Bob Ainsworth

Debate - Opposition Day (18th allotted day) - Economic recovery and welfare (Motion, as amended, agreed to)

Adjournment - Case of Mr Jack Connah - Mr Colin Breed

The House rose at 10.29pm

Tuesday 20 October

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Wardens in sheltered housing - Mr Geoffrey Cox
11.00-12.30Prisoner release decisions - Dr Nick Palmer
12.30-13.00Proposed closure of mental health in-patient units in the New Forest - Dr Julian Lewis
13.00-13.30Free schools meals - Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods
13.30-14.00Integrity of the electoral register - Mr Simon Burns

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Foreign and Commonwealth, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - Transfer of Prisoners - Mr Jack Straw

Statement - Royal Mail - Mr Pat McFadden

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Marine Accident Investigation Branch (Reports) - David Cairns (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill - Second reading (Bill read a Second time)

Programme Motion - Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Agreed to)

Money Resolution - Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Agreed to)

Carry-Over Motion - Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Agreed to)

Adjournment - Power cuts in Bexley and North West Kent - Mr David Evennett

The House rose at 10.46pm

Wednesday 21 October

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Local regulation of private landlords - Graham Stringer
11.00-11.30Conservation areas and character appraisal - Ms Gisela Stuart
14.30-16.00Effects of English libel law on the reporting of parliamentary proceedings - Dr Evan Harris
16.00-16.30Government support for the textile industry - Mr Michael Moore
16.30-17.00OFSTED's supervision of fostering services - Mr James Plaskitt

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - International Development; Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Local Health Services and Democratic Involvement - Dr John Pugh (Bill presented and read the First time)

Speaker's Statement - Members' financial interests

Debate - Opposition Day (19th allotted day) - debate on a Liberal Democrat motion - i) Equitable Life (Motion, as amended, agreed to), ii) Political Response in the UK to climate change (Motion, as amended, agreed to)

Legislation - Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [HL] - Second reading (Bill read the Second time)

Adjournment - War memorial protection, conservation and restoration - Shona McIsaac

The House rose at 7.47pm

Thursday 22 October

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on 6th Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2008-09, entitled 'The Licensing Act 2003', HC 492, and the Government's response, Cm 7684, Session 2008-09

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Transport, including Topical Questions; Women and Equality

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Topical Debate - Securing economic recovery

Motion - To take note of the outstanding reports of the Public Accounts Committee to which the Government has replied (Agreed to)

Adjournment - Conduct of the UK Border Agency - Miss Ann Widdecombe

The House rose at 5.17pm

Friday 23 October

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
16 - 23 October 2009

16.10.09Auditory Standards for School Buildings - Mr Vernon Coaker
16.10.09Pandemic Influenza - Gillian Merron
16.10.09Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields - Gillian Merron
19.10.09Correction to Written Answer - Mr David Kidney
19.10.09UK Bovine Eradication Plan (2010) - Hilary Benn
19.10.09Judicial Review: Binyam Mohamed - David Miliband
19.10.09Ethiopia - Mr Douglas Alexander
20.10.09Letter of Credit Guarantee Scheme - Ian Lucas
20.10.09ECOFIN - Mr Alistair Darling
20.10.09Equitable Life - Mr Liam Byrne
20.10.09Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation - Ed Balls
20.10.09Business Rates - Barbara Follett
20.10.09Temporary Transfer of Prisoners Prior to Inspection - Mr Jack Straw
21.10.09Better Regulation - Ian Lucas
21.10.09Draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009 - Angela E. Smith
21.10.09Anti-avoidance - Mr Stephen Timms
21.10.09Departmental (Correction) - Mr David Kidney
21.10.09National DNA Database - Mr Alan Campbell
21.10.09Family Legal Aid - Bridget Prentice
22.10.09Independent Faith Schools - Ed Balls
22.10.09Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Review - Mr Kevan Jones
22.10.09UK-Iraq Agreement - Bill Rammell
22.10.09Defence Estate Stewardship - Mr Kevan Rammell
22.10.09General Affairs and External Relations Council - Chris Bryant
22.10.09Management Consultants (Government Response to Health Committee Report) - Mr Mike O'Brien
22.10.09Age Equality in Health and Social Care - Phil Hope
22.10.09Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council - Gillian Merron
22.10.09Justice and Home Affairs Pre-Council Statement - Meg Hillier
22.10.09Council Tax Enforcement (Magistrates Courts) - Bridget Prentice
22.10.09Land Registry's Accelerated Transformation Programme - Mr Michael Wills
22.10.09Guide to Parliamentary Work - Ms Harriet Harman
22.10.09Decommissioning - Mr Shaun Woodward
22.10.09Legislative Competence Education Order 2010 - Mr Peter Hain
22.10.09Social Fund Commissioner - Helen Goodman
22.10.09Cold Weather Payments - Helen Goodman

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