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Weekly Information Bulletin: 30th January 2010

Business of the House of Commons
25 - 29 January 2010

Monday 25 January

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Children, Schools and Families, including Topical Questions

Legislation - Financial Services Bill - Remaining stages (Bill, as amended, considered and read the Third time)

Adjournment - Industrial relations at Royal Mail - Dr John Pugh

The House rose at 10.27pm

Tuesday 26 January

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Microfinance - Mr Mark Field
11.00-12.30Regional security in the Horn of Africa - Mark Pritchard
12.30-13.00Air passenger duty and travel to Caribbean countries - Mr Roger Godsiff
13.00-13.30Finances and capabilities of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Mr Adam Holloway
13.30-14.00UK School Games and the 2012 Olympic legacy - Mr Richard Caborn

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Motion - Ambulance Response Times (Local Reporting) - Mr Edward Timpson (Bill presented and read the First time)

Legislation - Constitutional reform and Governance Bill - Programme Motion (No. 4) (Agreed on division)

Legislation - Constitutional reform and Governance Bill - Committee of the whole House (day 4) (Bill considered)

Adjournment - Future of Cadbury - Lynne Jones

The House rose at 10.33pm

Wednesday 27 January

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Future of dairy farming in the UK - Mr Stephen Crabb
11.00-11.30Drought and famine in Kenya - Mr Gregory Campbell
14.30-16.00Human rights in Colombia - Jim Sheridan
16.00-16.30Role of HM Revenue and Customs in monitoring imports under the

EU-Israel trade agreement - Dr Phyllis Starkey

16.30-17.00Water and sewerage charges in the South West - Mr Adrian Sanders

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Cabinet Office; Prime Minister

Presentation of Bill - School Admissions - Mr Paul Burstow (Bill presented and read the First time)

Ten Minute Rule Motion - Young People Leaving Care (Accommodation) - Helen Southworth (Bill presented and read the First time)

Debate - Opposition Day (3rd allotted day) - i) Dementia Services and Care of the Elderly (Motion, as amended, agreed); ii) Out of hours Care (Motion, as amended, agreed)

Adjournment - Funding for primary and secondary education in Devon - Richard Younger-Ross

The House rose at 7.43pm

Thursday 28 January

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on the Environmental Audit Committee's 9th Report, Session 2007-08, HC 654, Carbon Capture and Storage, and the Government's response, Cm 7605

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions - Transport, including Topical Questions; Women and Equality

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Topical Debate - Holocaust Memorial Day

Private Business - the Chairman of Ways and Means will name Opposed Private Business for consideration

Adjournment - Arrest warrants in the UK in respect of alleged war crimes by individuals resident abroad - Mr David Winnick

The House rose at 5.36pm

Friday 29 January

Private members Bills:

Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants etc.) Bill - Mr Brian Iddon (2R)

Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill - Julie Morgan (2R)

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (Amendment) Bill - Simon Hughes (2R)

Development on Flood Plains (Environment Agency powers) Bill - Bob Spink (2R)

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill [HL] (L) - Malcolm Wicks (2R)

Adjournment - Use of anti-social behaviour orders by local authorities - John Mann

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the rise of the House

Written Ministerial Statements
25 - 29 January 2010

25.1.10Minimum Wage (Economic Evidence) - Mr Pat McFadden
25.1.10Northern Rock PLC - Mr Alistair Darling
25.1.10Connecting Communities - Mr John Denham
25.1.10EU Informal Energy Council - Mr David Kidney
25.1.10EU Informal Environment Council - Edward Miliband
25.1.10Draft Animal Health Bill - Hilary Benn
25.1.10Scrutiny Overrides - Chris Bryant
25.1.10Identity Cards - Mr Phil Woolas
25.1.10Haiti Earthquake - Mr Douglas Alexander
25.1.10Sale of Trust Ports - Paul Clark
25.1.10The Equality Duty - Michael Jabez Foster
26.1.10Advance from the Contingencies Fund - Tessa Jowell
26.1.10Basra Memorial Wall Dedication Ceremony - Bill Rammell
26.1.10Electricity Transmission (Correction) - Mr David Kidney
26.1.10Agriculture and Fisheries Council (18 January) - Hilary Benn
26.1.10Threat Level Update - Alan Johnson
26.1.10Hillsborough Independent Panel - Alan Johnson
26.1.10National Employment Savings Trust Corporation - Angela Eagle
27.1.10Oil Field Allowance - Mr Alistair Darling
27.1.10Tax Information Exchange - Mr Stephen Timms
27.1.10Terrorist Asset Freezing - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
27.1.10Planning - John Healey
27.1.10National Victims' Service - Mr Jack Straw
27.1.10Working Group on Libel - Mr Jack Straw
27.1.10Equality Bill - Michael Jabez Foster
27.1.10National Equality Panel - Ms Harriet Harman
28.1.102009 UK Convergence Programme - Ian Pearson

28.1.10ECOFIN (19 January 2010) - Mr. Stephen Timms
28.1.10Parliamentary Answer (Correction) - Joan Ruddock
28.1.10Justice and Home Affairs (Post-Council Statement) - Alan Johnson
28.1.10Contingencies Fund: Northern Ireland Court Service - Mr. Jack Straw
28.1.10Northern Ireland Devolution - Mr. Gordon Brown
28.1.10Dartford - Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme - Chris Mole
28.1.10Pension Schemes and Equality - Angela Eagle
28.1.10Workers Memorial Day - Yvette Cooper

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