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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th November 2009

Business of the House of Commons
2 - 6 November 2009

Monday 2 November

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Defence, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs - Alan Johnson

Statement - European Council - Mr Gordon Brown

Legislation - Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [HL] - Report stage and Third Reading (Not amended, further considered; Bill read the Third time and passed)

Debate - Tackling anti-social behaviour

Adjournment - Supermarkets and regional farming - Mr Lindsay Hoyle

The House rose at 10.29pm

Tuesday 3 November

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Affordable housing in rural areas - Tim Farron
11.00-12.30Public procurement and farm animal welfare - Mr Chris Mullin
12.30-13.00Policy implications of the termination of police force contracts: the case of Thames Valley Police and Wessex Recovery Limited - Mr Richard Benyon
13.00-13.30Independent inspectors' report into the collapse of MG Rover - Richard Burden
13.30-14.00Specialist care for muscular dystrophy patients - Mrs Caroline Spelman

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Treasury, including Topical Questions

Statement - Banking reform - Mr Alistair Darling

Statement - Higher education - Mr David Lammy

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Onshore Wind Turbines (Proximity of Habitation) - Peter Luff (Bill presented and read the First time)

Programme Motion - Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (on a Division, agreed to)

Legislation - Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill - Considered in Committee of the whole House (day 1: Clauses 1-14, 16, 17, 19, 20 agreed to; Clauses 15 &18 as amended, agreed to; Schedules 1 & 2 agreed to)

Adjournment - Police Community Support Officer budget in Somerset - Mr Jeremy Browne

The House rose at 10.49pm

Wednesday 4 November

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Support for persons disabled by thalidomide - Charlotte Atkins
11.00-11.30Sustainable housing strategies for Marton Moss, Blackpool - Mr Gordon Marsden
14.30-16.00Probation Service - Mr Elfyn Llwyd
16.00-16.30Haringey pupil funding - Lynne Featherstone
16.30-17.00Extending selective licensing schemes - Phil Wilson

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Northern Ireland; Prime Minister

Speaker's Statement - Appointment of the Chairman of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Statement - Committee on Standards in Public Life report on MP's expenses and allowances - Ms Harriet Harman

Ten Minute Rule Bill - Food Labelling (Nutrition and Health) - Helen Southworth (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill - Further considered in Committee of the whole House (day 2: Clauses 25-44 & 46-52 agreed to; Clauses 33, 34 & 45 as amended, agreed to; Schedules 5-8 agreed to; Schedule 9 as amended, agreed to)

Adjournment - Pernicious anaemia - Mrs Madeleine Moon

The House rose at 7.31pm

Thursday 5 November

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on 1st Joint Report from the Committee on Arms Export Controls, Session 2008-09, entitled 'Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2009): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2007, Quarterly Reports for 2008, licensing policy and review of export control legislation', HC 178, and the Government's response, Cm 7698

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Energy and Climate Change, including Topical Questions

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Speaker's Statement - Use of public galleries by serving members of the armed forces

Debate - Climate Change: Preparation for the Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen

Adjournment - Taxation of gambling - Philip Davies

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 6 November

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
2 - 6 November 2009

2.11.09Olympic Safety and Security - Mr David Hanson
2.11.09UK Border Agency Guidance (Welfare and Children) - Mr Phil Woolas
2.11.09Openness of Family Courts - Family Courts Information pilot - Bridget Prentice
2.11.09Annual Report of the Public Guardian Board - Mr Jack Straw
3.11.09Tax Information Exchange (The Bahamas) - Mr Stephen Timms
3.11.09General Affairs and External Relations Council - Chris Bryant
3.11.09Migration (Bulgarian and Romanian Workers) - Mr Phil Woolas
3.11.09Northern Ireland Court Service - Mr Jack Straw
3.11.09Correction to Oral Answer - Yvettee Cooper
4.11.09Service Children's Education (Key Targets 2009-10 - Mr Kevan Jones
4.11.09Regulation of Social Care - Phil Hope
4.11.09Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 - Mr David Hanson
4.11.09Committee on Standards in Public Life (MPs' Expenses and Allowances) - Ms Harriet Harman
4.11.09Independent Monitoring Commission - Mr Shaun Woodward
4.11.09Special Grant Funding 2010-11 (National bus Concession) - Mr Sadiq Khan
4.11.09State Pension and Pension Credit - Angela Eagle
5.11.09Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education - Ed Balls
5.11.09Leasehold Advisory Service - Mr Ian Austin
5.11.09Items Accepted in Lieu of Tax - Margaret Hodge
5.11.09Animal Procedures Committee (Annual Report) - Meg Hillier
5.11.09Proceeds of Crime - Mr Alan Campbell
5.11.09Judicial Declarations (Freemasonry) - Mr Jack Straw
5.11.09Franchise Rail Services - Mr Sadiq Khan

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