Session 2010-12
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Weekly Information Bulletin

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Weekly Information Bulletin

The next Bulletin will be published on Saturday 5 June 2010

Please note the Weekly Information Bulletin is now only available in electronic format from the parliament website:

General Election May 2010:

The General Election took place on Thursday 6 May 2010. Due to the death of a parliamentary candidate, the Thirsk and Malton constituency held a delayed poll of the General Election on 27 May 2010.

The new Parliament was summoned to meet on Tuesday 18 May, for the election of the Speaker and the swearing-in of members.

State Opening of Parliament took place on Tuesday 25 May 2010.

Private Members’ Bills:

The Private Members’ Bills Ballot will take place on Thursday 10 June, at 10am, in Committee Room 10.

The presentation and First reading of the successful Private Members Bills will take place on Wednesday 30 June.

Palace of Westminster Summer Opening 2010:

The Houses of Parliament will be open to the public at the following times:

Saturdays from 3 July onwards - with tours operating every few minutes between 9.15am and 4.30pm

August 2nd – 27th :

Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 9.15am and 4.30pm.

Wednesday and Thursday between 1.15pm and 4.30pm

September and October:

Monday, Friday and Saturday between 9.15am and 4.30pm.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 1.15pm and 4.30pm.

Tickets are available to buy online through (external website)

or by phoning 0844 847 1672.

House of Commons calendar for the 2010/2011 session:

The Leader of the House announced the following recess dates for the 2010/2011 session:

Whitsun recess 2010

The House rose on Thursday 27 May 2010 and will return on Wednesday 2 June 2010

Summer recess 2010

The House will rise on Thursday 29 July and return on Monday 6 September (for two weeks).

Christmas recess 2010

Dates to be confirmed

Party Conferences:

Dates and venues to be confirmed

The Parliament website provides information on parliamentary proceedings, membership of both Houses and general information on a wide range of parliamentary matters.

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Prepared 28th May 2010