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Weekly Information Bulletin: 12th June 2010


Weekly Information Bulletin:

The next Bulletin will be issued on Saturday 19 June 2010 (Electronic format only)

Deputy Speakers:

Mr Lindsay Hoyle was elected Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Nigel Evans was elected First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Dawn Primarolo was elected Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.

Select Committee Chairs:

The Election of Select Committee Chairs (Standing Order No. 122B) took place on Wednesday 9 June 2010 (see p).

Private Members’ Bills:

The Private Members’ Bills Ballot took place on Thurs.10 June. The results were:

1. John McDonnell

2. Robert Flello

3. Chris White

4. Rebecca Harris

5. Mr Greg Knight

6. Anna Soubry

7. Harriett Baldwin

8. Mr David Hamilton

9. Joan Walley

10. Mrs Sharon Hodgson

11. Mr Adrian Sanders

12. Andrew Bridgen

13. Mark Lancaster

14. Jonathan Lord

15. Dr Thérèse Coffey

16. Lorely Burt

17. Mr Philip Hollobone

18. Nigel Adams

19. Sir Paul Beresford

20. George Eustice

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 14 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 2010:

Conservative Party Conference will be held in Birmingham on 3 – 6 October 2010

Liberal Democrat Party Conference will be held in Liverpool on 18 – 22 September 2010

Labour Party Conference will be held in Manchester on 26 – 30 September 2010

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