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Weekly Information Bulletin: 15th December 2009

Business of the House of Commons
7 - 11 December 2009

Monday 7 December

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Work and Pensions, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question - Future of NHS IT Programme - Andrew Lansley

Statement - Smarter Government - Liam Byrne

Legislation - Energy Bill - Second reading - Bill read a Second time

Legislation - Energy Bill - Programme Motion - agreed

Legislation - Energy Bill - Money Resolution - agreed

Adjournment - Asylum system and destitution and homelessness - Clare Short

The House rose at10.31pm

Tuesday 8 December

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Afghanistan strategy - Paul Flynn
11.00-12.30High speed rail - Greg Mulholland
12.30-13.00Seatbelts in heavy goods vehicles - Mr Alan Milburn
13.00-13.30Immigration policy and language schools - Mr Robert Syms
13.30-14.00Future of the Purton Hulks - Mr David Drew

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions

Debate - Opposition day (1st allotted day) - i) Disability Benefits for the Elderly - Motion, as amended, agreed; ii) Local Government Finance Settlement and Council Tax - Motion, as amended, agreed

Adjournment - Flooding in West Cumbria - Jamie Reed

The House rose at11.14pm

Wednesday 9 December

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Political situation in Burma - Mr Nigel Evans
11.00-11.30400th anniversary of the King James Bible - David Simpson
14.30-16.00National DNA database - Ms Diane Abbott
16.00-16.30Review of listed sporting events and the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final - Mr Neil Turner
16.30-17.00British Forces Post Office service - Sandra Gidley

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Cabinet Office; Prime Minister

Statement - Pre-Budget Report - Chancellor of the Exchequer

Legislation - Child Poverty Bill - Remaining stages

Adjournment - Upper gastro-intestinal surgery - Angela Browning

The House rose at 7.41pm

Thursday 10 December

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.00pm

Westminster Hall - a debate on the 5th Report from the Work and Pensions Committee, Session 2008-09 HC 411, Tackling Pension Poverty, and the Government's response, HC 1029

The House sat at 10.30am

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

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Statement - Benefits Uprating - Angela Eagle

Debate - Estimates (1st allotted day) - i) students and universities; ii) the relationship between Central and Local Government

Presentation of Bill - Consolidated Fund Bill - Bill presented and read the First time

Adjournment - British nuclear test veterans - Siobhain McDonagh

The House rose at 6.32pm

Friday 11 December

The House did not sit

* Details known previous Thursday after 1.00pm

** There are no Westminster Hall Debates scheduled

*** Details known the previous Monday evening and will appear in Tuesday's Ordered Paper

Written Ministerial Statements
7 - 11 December 2009

7.12.09Asset Protection Scheme/Asset Protection Agency - Mr Alistair Darling
7.12.09"Putting the Frontline First" - Mr Liam Byrne
7.12.09Cluster Munitions Production (Financing) - Chris Bryant
7.12.09International War Crimes Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (Serbia) - David Miliband
7.12.09General Affairs Council and Foreign Affairs Council - Chris Bryant
7.12.09Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council -Gillian Merron
7.12.09New Horizons: A Shard Vision for Mental Health - Phil Hope
7.12.09Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council - Angela Eagle
7.12.09Mental Health and Employment - Yvette Cooper
8.12.09Financial Support (Students) - Mr David Lammy
8.12.09Northern Rock PLC - Mr Alastair Darling
8.12.09Local Government (Unitary Proposals) - Ms Rosie Winterton
8.12.09Afghanistan (Aircraft Deployment to ISAF) - Mr Bob Ainsworth
8.12.09"Healthy Children, Safer Communities" Strategy - Phil Hope
8.12.09Justice and Home Affairs Post-Council Statement - Alan Johnson
8.12.09Autumn Performance Report - Alan Johnson
8.12.09Right to Control (Disabled People) - Government Response - Yvette Cooper
9.12.09Fiscal Responsibility Bill (Draft Secondary Legislation) - Ian Pearson
9.12.09Pre-budget Report Measures - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
9.12.09Education, Youth and Culture Council - Mr Siôn Simon
9.12.09Agriculture and Fisheries Council (14-16 December) - Hilary Benn
9.12.09Security Industry Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09 - Mr Alan Campbell
9.12.09United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund - Mr Douglas Alexander
10.12.09Financial Sector - Mr Alistair Darling
10.12.09Early Years Funding - Dawn Primarolo
10.12.09Revised Schools Admissions Code - Ms Diane R Johnson
10.12.09Food Labelling (Occupied Palestinian Territories) - Hilary Benn
10.12.09South Downs National Park - Hilary Benn
10.12.09Autumn Performance Report - Andy Burnham
10.12.09NHS 2010-15 - Andy Burnham

10.12.09Intercept as Evidence - Alan Johnson
10.12.09UK Border Agency - Mr Phil Woolas
10.12.09Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Mr Jack Straw
10.12.09Parliamentary Standards (Legislative Proposals) - Ms Harriet Harman
10.12.09Autumn Performance Report 2009 - Mr Sadiq Khan
10.12.09Consultation on HGV Testing Exemptions - Paul Clark
10.12.09Local Government Act 2008:Quality Contracts Schemes - Mr Sadiq Khan
10.12.09Airport Economic Regulation - Paul Clark
10.12.09Equality 2025 - Jonathan Shaw

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