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Weekly Information Bulletin: 31st October 2009

Business of the House of Commons
26 - 30 October 2009

Monday 26 October

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - Territorial Army - Bill Rammell

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

Legislation - Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] - Report stage (day 1) (as amended, considered)

Adjournment - Territorial Army - Mr Mark Lancaster

The House rose at 10.47pm

Tuesday 27 October

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Biofuel from recycled cooking oils and recycled ethanol - Anne Main
11.00-12.30Military vehicles and aircraft - Ann Winterton
12.30-13.00Re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line - Mr David Drew
13.00-13.30Liability of central London businesses - Mr Mark Field
13.30-14.00Family finances in the recession - Ms Sally Keeble

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions

Time Minute Rule Bill - Closed Circuit Television (Monitoring and Promotion) - Mr Tom Harris (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] - Conclusion of Report stage and Third reading (day 2) (As amended, considered; Bill read the Third time)

Debate - Opposition Day (unallotted half-day) - debate on a Democratic Unionist Party motion - Parading in Northern Ireland

Adjournment - Treatment of Fabio Alves-Nunes by the NHS - Mr Crispin Blunt

The House rose at 10.27pm

Wednesday 28 October

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Government policy on the global abolition of the death penalty - Mr Alistair Carmichael
11.00-11.30Pedestrian crossing at Wareham Railway Station - Annette Brooke
14.30-16.00Detention of civilians in internally displaced persons camps in Sri Lanka - Joan Ryan
16.00-16.30Transport in Pudsey - Mr Paul Truswell
16.30-17.00Dartford river crossing - James Brojenshire

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Cabinet Office; Prime Minister

Statement - Nimrod Review - Bob Ainsworth

Time Minute Rule Bill - Rentcharges (notification) - Andrew Gwynne (Bill presented and read the First time)

Debate - Opposition Day (20th allotted day) - i) Local spending reports (Motion, as amended, agreed to), ii) Future of the Territorial Army (Motion, as amended, agreed to)

Motion - Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Agreed to)

Adjournment - Support for UK inventors - Mr David Heath

The House rose at 8.40pm

Thursday 29 October

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on 1st Report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee, Session 2008-09, entitled 'UK offshore oil and gas', HC 341-I&II, and the Government's response, HC 1010, Session 2008-09

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Personal Statement - Mr Tony McNulty

Topical Debate - Fireworks safety

Debate - Social Care Green Paper

Adjournment - Sales and promotions in the furniture industry - David Taylor

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 30 October

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
26 - 30 October 2009

26.10.09EU Informal Competitiveness Council - Ian Lucas
26.10.09Correction to Response to Parliamentary Question - Ian Lucas
26.10.09Young People's Information, Advice and Guidance - Ed Balls
26.10.09Standing Commission on Carers (Annual Report) - Phil Hope
26.10.09Direct Payments for Health Care (Consultation) - Phil Hope
26.10.09National Identity Service (Cost Report) - Meg Hillier
26.10.09MAPPA Annual Reports - Maria Eagle
26.10.09Lone Parents and Work - Helen Goodman
27.10.09Byelaws and Consent Regimes - Mr John Denham
27.10.09Enforcement Restriction Orders - Bridget Prentice
27.10.09Service Personnel Deaths (Overseas) - Bridget Prentice
27.10.09Prison Estates - Maria Eagle
27.10.09Debt Management Services - Bridget Prentice
28.10.09Copyright Strategy - Mr David Lammy
28.10.09ECOFIN (20 October 2009) - Mr Alistair Darling
28.10.09Local Spending Reports - Barbara Follett
28.10.09Sale of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Land - Mr David Kidney
28.10.09St Helena - Mr Douglas Alexander
28.10.09Crown Court Means-Testing - Bridget Prentice
28.10.09Improving Access to Taxis - Mr Sadiq Khan
28.10.09Correction to Written Answer - Chris Mole
28.10.09Driving Disqualifications (UK and the Republic of Ireland) - Paul Clark
28.10.09Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Framework Powers) - Mr Peter Hain
29.10.09Corporate Taxation - Mr Stephen Timms
29.10.09Global Entrepreneurship Week - Ian Lucas
29.10.09Implementation of the Armed Forces Act 2006 - Mr Kevan Jones
29.10.09Health and Criminal Justice Programme - Phil Hope
29.10.09Health and Adult Social Care Providers (Registration) - Mr Mike O'Brien
29.10.09Returns to Zimbabwe - Mr Phil Woolas
29.10.09Justice and Home Affairs (Post-Council Statement) - Meg Hillier
29.10.09Probation Service - Mr Jack Straw
29.10.09Report of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland - Mr Shaun Woodward
29.10.09Transport for London - Mr Sadiq Khan
29.10.09Local Services (Operation by Licensed Hire Cars) Regulations 2009 - Mr Sadiq Khan
29.10.09Discretionary Social Fund - Helen Goodman

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