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Weekly Information Bulletin

Weekly Information Bulletin: 4th July 2010


Weekly Information Bulletin:

The next Bulletin will be issued on Saturday 12 June 2010

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

Deputy Speakers:

The Election of Deputy Speakers (Standing Order No. 2A) will take place on Tuesday 8 June 2010 between 10 and 12 am in the House of Commons division lobbies. (Private event)

Select Committee Chairs:

The Election of Select Committee Chairs (Standing Order No. 122B) will take place on Wednesday 9 June 2010 between 10am and 5pm in Committee Room 5. (Private event)

Private Members’ Bills:

The Private Members’ Bills Ballot will take place on Thurs.10 June, at 10am, in Committee Room 10. (Televised event)

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

The leader of the House is expected to announce the Fridays allocated for the consideration of Private Members Bills during week commencing 7 June 2010.

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 returned 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.