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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th March 2010

Business of the House of Commons
22 - 26 March 2010

Monday 22 March

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Home Office, including Topical Questions

Statement - Paid advocacy and lobbying - Leader of the House

Motion - to approve three Statutory Instruments relating to Justice and Northern Ireland (Motions agreed)

Legislation - Child Poverty Bill - Programme Motion (No.2) (Agreed)

Legislation - Child Poverty Bill - consideration of Lords amendments (Amendments considered)

Adjournment - Swindon Borough Council Wi-Fi project - Anne Snelgrove

The House rose at 9.06pm

Tuesday 23 March

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

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Government disability policy after the economic downturn - Mr Tom Clarke
11.00-12.30Future of physics research - Dr Evan Harris
12.30-13.00Governance of the Turks and Caicos Islands - Mr David Clelland
13.00-13.30Effect on Buckinghamshire of the Government's preferred route for High Speed 2 - Mr David Lidington
13.30-14.00Development of Luton railway station - Kelvin Hopkins

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions - Justice, including Topical Questions

Statement - UK passports (use in Dubai murder) - David Miliband

Presentation of Bill - Sustainability of Livestock Farming and Food Production (Strategy) - Mr Peter Ainsworth

(Bill presented and read the first time)

Ten Minute Rule Motion - Fire Safety (Schools) - Mr Jim Cunningham (Bill presented and read the first time)

Legislation - Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill [HL] - remaining stages (Bill considered in Committee and read the Third time)

Legislation - Third parties (Rights Against Insurers) Bill [HL] - remaining stages (Bill, not amended, considered and read the Third time)

Adjournment - Hearing impairment and personal hearing systems - Bob Russell

The House rose at 9.34pm

Wednesday 24 March

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members' Debates -

09.30-11.00Presbyterian Mutual Society - Dr William McCrea
11.00-11.30Rail services in West Kent - Greg Clark
14.30-16.00Land in Zimbabwe - Hugh Bayley
16.00-16.30Manchester cross-city bus travel - Graham Stringer
16.30-17.00Preparations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - Mr Andrew Pelling

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions - Northern Ireland; Prime Minister

Financial Statement - Budget Report - Chancellor of the Exchequer

Debate - Budget resolutions and economic situation (First day)

Adjournment - Operation of the British High Commission in South Africa - Miss Ann Widdecombe

The House rose at 7.36pm

Thursday 25 March

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

Westminster Hall - a debate on Police Community Support Officers

The House sat at 10.30am

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

Business Statement - Leader of the House

Debate - continuation of the Budget debate

Adjournment - Government and the legislature - Mr Chris Mullin

The House rose at 6.22pm

Friday 26 March

The House did not sit

Written Ministerial Statements
22 - 26 March 2010

22.3.10Public Libraries (Modernisation) - Margaret Hodge
22.3.10Armed Forces Equipment - Mr. Bob Ainsworth
22.3.10Departmental Expenditure Limits (Replacement) - Mr. Bob Ainsworth
22.3.10EU Energy Council (12 March) - Mr. David Kidney
22.3.10Marine Management Organisation - Hilary Benn
22.3.10General Affairs Council and Foreign Affairs Council (22 March) - Chris Bryant
22.3.10Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Limits (2009-10) - Mr. Mike O'Brien
22.3.10Countering International Terrorism - Alan Johnson
22.3.10Joining up Africa: Regional Integration Conference - Mr. Gareth Thomas
22.3.10Criminal Legal Aid - Mr. Jack Straw
22.3.10Capital and Income in Trusts - Bridget Prentice
22.3.10Electronic Conveyancing - Mr. Michael Wills
22.3.10Election Day (Weekend Voting Consultation) - Mr. Michael Wills
22.3.10Parliamentary Candidates (Guidance on Declaration of Interests) - Mr. Michael Wills
22.3.10Bloody Sunday Inquiry Report - Mr. Shaun Woodward):
22.3.10National Security Strategy - Mr. Gordon Brown
22.3.10Blue Badge Reform Programme - Mr. Sadiq Khan
22.3.10Employment Programmes - Jonathan Shaw
23.3.10Companies House - Ian Lucas
23.3.10UK Space Agency - Mr David Lammy
23.3.10Debt Relief Orders - Ian Lucas
23.3.10Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 - Kevin Brennan
23.3.10ECOFIN - Mr Alistair Darling
23.3.10Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults - Dawn Primarolo
23.3.10Agriculture and Fisheries Council - Hilary Benn
23.3.10Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science - Huw Irranca-Davies
23.3.10Confidential Inquiry and Public Health Observatory - Phil Hope
23.3.10Bilateral Healthcare Agreement (UK and Isle of Man) - Andy Burnham
23.3.10Out-of-Court Disposals -Mr Jack Straw
23.3.10Law on Libel - Mr Jack Straw
23.3.10Child Maintenance Disregard - Helen Goodman
23.3.10Workplace Pension Reform - Angela Eagle
24.3.10Debt and Reserves Management Report (2010-11) - Sarah McCarthy-Fry
24.3.10Parliamentary Answer (Correction) - Ms Diana R. Johnson
24.3.10Local Government - Ms Rosie Winterton
24.3.10The Wreck of HMS Victory - Margaret Hodge
24.3.10Renewables Obligation Order Debate (Correction) - Mr. David Kidney
24.3.10Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (Springfields Site) - Mr. David Kidney
24.3.10Courts and Tribunals - Mr. Jack Straw
24.3.10Public Sector Senior Remuneration - Mr. Gordon Brown
25.3.10Insolvency Service Performance Targets (2010-11) - Ian Lucas
25.3.10National Minimum Wage - Mr Pat McFadden
25.3.10Council House Finance - John Healey
25.3.10Council Tax - Barbara Follett
25.3.10Planning - John Healey
25.3.10Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (2010-11 Targets) - Mr Shahid Malik
25.3.10Armed Forces Equipment - Mr Bob Ainsworth
25.3.10Tornado Service Inquiry - Bill Rammell
25.3.10New Nuclear Power Stations (Financing Arrangements) - Mr David Kidney
25.3.10Marine Management Organisation - Huw Irranca-Davies
25.3.10Conflict Funding (2010-11) - David Miliband
25.3.10Science and Technology Committee Report on Nanotechnologies and Food (Government Response) -

Gillian Merron

25.3.10Government Response to the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic (Independent Review) - Andy Burnham
25.3.10NHS Prescription/Dental Charges and Optical Vouchers - Mr Mike O'Brien
25.3.10Hillsborough Independent Panel - Alan Johnson
25.3.10Intercept as Evidence - Alan Johnson
25.3.10Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Lord Carlile's Fifth Annual Report) and Joint Committee on Human Rights Report - Alan Johnson
25.3.10Employment Tribunal Awards and ACAS Settlements - Bridget Prentice
25.3.10Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (Post-legislative Scrutiny) - Mr Jack Straw
25.3.10Second Victims Advisory Panel: March 2010 - Claire Ward
25.3.10Youth Justice Board Review - Mr Jack Straw
25.3.10Reform of the House of Commons - Ms Harriet Harman
25.3.10House of Lords Appointments Commission Annual Report - Mr Gordon Brown
25.3.10Core Quality Standards - Vera Baird
25.3.10Transport for London Independent Advisory Panel - Mr Sadiq Khan
25.3.10Greater London Authority Transport Grant (2010-11) - Mr Sadiq Khan
25.3.10Highways Agency Business Plan (2010-11) - Chris Mole
25.3.10Kickstart Bus Fund - Mr Sadiq Khan
25.3.10UK Driving Licences (Migrants) - Paul Clark
25.3.10National Employment Savings Trust Corporation - Angela Eagle

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