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Weekly Information Bulletin

Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th June 2010


Weekly Information Bulletin:

The next Bulletin will be issued on Saturday 3 July 2010 (Electronic format only)

Backbench Business Committee Chair

Natascha Engel has been elected to be Chair of the Backbench Business Committee

Private Members’ Bills:

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

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

The Leader of the House has announced that Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 22 October, 12 & 19 November, 3 December 2010 & 21 January, 4 & 11 February, 4 & 18 March, 1 April, 13 May and 10 & 17 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 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

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