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Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st November 2009

Business of the House of Commons
18 - 20 November 2009

Wednesday 18 November

State Opening of Parliament - The Commons was summoned to the House of Lords to hear the Queen's Speech at 11:30am. Among the proposals for legislation were:

Legislation will be brought forward to enhance the governance of the financial sector and to control the system of rewards.

Legislation will be brought forward to halve the deficit.

A Bill to enable the wider provision of free personal care to those in highest care need.

Legislation will be brought forward to introduce guarantees for pupils and parents to raise educational standards.

Legislation to protect communities by ensuring that parents take responsibility for their children's antisocial behaviour and to tackle youth gang crime.

A Bill to ensure the communications infrastructure is fit for the digital age, supports future economic growth, delivers competitive communications and enhances public service broadcasting.

Legislation will be introduced to support carbon capture and storage and to help more of the most vulnerable households with their energy bills.

Legislation will be introduced to protect communities from flooding and to improve the management of water supplies.

Legislation will continue to be taken forward to promote equality, narrow the gap between rich and poor and tackle discrimination.

Legislation will continue to be taken forward to abolish child poverty by 2020.

Legislation to provide agency workers with the right to be treated equally with permanent staff on pay, holidays and other basic conditions.

Legislation will continue to be taken forward on constitutional reform.

Draft proposals for a reformed second chamber of Parliament with a democratic mandate.

A Bill to strengthen the law against bribery.

Legislation will be brought forward to ban cluster munitions.

Draft legislation to make binding the Government's commitment to spend nought point seven per cent of national income on international development from 2013.

The sitting was suspended until 2.30pm

Debate on the Address - General Debate on a Motion by Rt Hon Frank Dobson to thank Her Majesty for the Gracious Speech (Seconded by Emily Thornberry)

Adjournment - Training of nurses - Siobhain McDonagh

The House rose at 10.27pm


Thursday 19 November

The House sat at 10.30am

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Presentation of Bill - Corporation Tax - Alistair Darling (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Taxation (International and Other Provisions) - Alistair Darling (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Crime and Security - Alan Johnson (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Constitutional Reform and Governance - Jack Straw (Bill presented and read the First and Second time)

Presentation of Bill - Equality - Ms Harriet Harman (Bill presented and read the First and Second time)

Presentation of Bill - Financial Services - Alistair Darling (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Energy - Edward Miliband (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Children, Schools and Families - Ed Balls (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Flood and Water Management - Hilary Benn (Bill presented and read the First time)

Presentation of Bill - Child Poverty - Stephen Timms (Bill presented and read the First and Second time)

Debate on the Address - Education and Health

Adjournment - Norwich Northern Distributor Road - Chloe Smith

The House rose at 5.56pm


Friday 20 November

The House did not sit


Written Ministerial Statements
18 - 20 November 2009

19.11.09Tax Law Rewrite Project - Mr Stephen Timms
19.11.09Financial Services Compensation Scheme - Ian Pearson
19.11.09Primary Schools - Ed Balls
19.11.09Service Personnel Command Paper (Annual Report) - Mr Bob Ainsworth
19.11.09Reserves Call-Out Order - Bill Rammell
19.11.09Flood and Water Management Bill - Hilary Benn
19.11.09Agriculture and Fisheries Council - Hilary Benn
19.11.09Report of Exercise Peak Practice - Gillian Merron
19.11.09Improving Health, Supporting Justice - A National Delivery Plan - Phil Hope
19.11.09Identity Cards - Meg Hillier
19.11.09G6 Meeting - Alan Johnson
19.11.09Correction to Response to Parliamentary Question - Mr Michael Wills
19.11.09Civil Law Reform Bill - Bridget Prentice
19.11.09Legislative Programme (2009-10) - Ms Harriet Harman
19.11.09Legislative Programme (Northern Ireland) - Mr Shaun Woodward
19.11.09Legislative Programme (Scotland) - Mr Jim Murphy
19.11.09Local Transport Act 2008 - Paul Clark
19.11.09Better Rail Stations Report - Chris Mole
19.11.09Legislative Programme (Wales) - Mr Peter Hain
19.11.09Remploy (Targets) - Jonathan Shaw

 
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