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Weekly Information Bulletin: 31st October 2009

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Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 7 November 2009

Prorogation

Parliament will be Prorogued on Thursday 12 November when Royal Assent to all Acts has been signified

State Opening of Parliament

The State Opening of Parliament will take place on Wednesday 18 November 2009

By-election

Following the resignation of the Member for Glasgow North East, former Speaker, the Rt Hon Michael Martin, on 22 June 2009, a by-election will be held on 12 November 2009

House of Commons calendar for the 2009/2010 session:

The Leader of the House announced the following recess dates for the 2009/2010 session:

Christmas recess 2009

The House will rise on Wednesday 16 December 2009 and will return on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Spring half term recess 2010

The House will rise on Wednesday 10 February 2010 and will return on Monday 22 February 2010

Private Members' Bills:

The Leader of the House has announced that the following Fridays are allocated for the consideration of Private Members' Bills during the 2008/09 session:

2009: 27 February; 6, 13, 20 and 27 March; 24 April; 8 and 15 May; 12, 19 and 26 June; 3 July and 16 October

Party Conferences 2009

Labour Party Conference was held in Brighton on 27 September - 1 October 2009

Conservative Party Conference was held in Manchester on 5 - 8 October 2009

Liberal Democrat Party Conference was held in Bournemouth on 19 - 23 September 2009

House of Commons Calendar for the 2008/2009 session:

The Leader of the House announced the following recess dates for the 2008/2009 session:

Christmas recess 2008

The House rose on Thursday 18 December 2008 and returned on Monday 12 January 2009

Spring half term recess 2009

The House rose on Thursday 12 February 2009 and returned on Monday 23 February 2009

April recess 2009

The House rose on Thursday 2 April 2009 and returned on Monday 20 April 2009

Whitsun recess 2009

The House rose on Thursday 21 May 2009 and returned on Monday 1 June 2009

Summer recess 2009

The House will rise on Tuesday 21 July 2009 and will return on Monday 12 October 2009

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