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Weekly Information Bulletin: 13th November 2010

Business of the House of Commons

8 – 12 November 2010

Monday 8 November

The House sat at 2.30pm

Speaker’s Statement – Controverted Elections (Oldham East and Saddleworth, Election Petition)

Oral Questions Defence, including Topical Questions

Statement – Departmental Business Plans – Mr Oliver Letwin

Legislation – Finance (No. 2) Bill – Remaining Stages (As amended, considered, Read a Third time and passed)

Adjournment – Reconstructing Gaza – Dr Julian Huppert

The House rose at 8.45pm

Tuesday 9 November

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Effects of the Comprehensive Spending Review on vulnerable people – Andrew George

11.00-12.30 – Consumer credit regulation – Stella Creasy

12.30-13.00 – Investment in the UK film industry – Richard Harrington

13.00-13.30 – Delivering food security in Africa – Heidi Alexander

13.30-14.00 – Government policy on persons not in employment, education or training – Tony Baldry

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Armed Forces Charter – Thomas Docherty (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Debate – Opposition Day (5th allotted day) – Impact of Proposed Changes to Housing Benefit (On a division, negatived)

Adjournment – Clostridium difficile – Mr David Burrowes

The House rose at 10.47pm

Wednesday 10 November

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Government support for the UK software industry – Bridget Phillipson

11.00-11.30 – Local economic partnerships in the South West – Mr Ben Bradshaw

14.30-16.00 – Science research – Nicola Blackwood

16.00-16.30 – Future of the Exeter to Plymouth railway line – Anne Marie Morris

16.30-17.00 – Housing revenue account subsidy system and its financial consequences in Wales – Jonathan Edwards

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions – Northern Ireland, Prime Minister

Presentation Bill – Support and Protection for Elderly People and Adults at risk and Abuse– Mr Nigel Dodds (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation – Equitable Life (Payments) Bill – Committee and Third reading (Clause 1 Agreed as amended, Clause 2 Agreed; read a Third time and passed)

Motion – To approve a European Document relating to economic policy coordination (Agreed, on Division)

Adjournment – Future funding of the BBC following the Comprehensive Spending Review – Ian Murray

The House rose at 7.29pm

Thursday 11 November

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

Westminster Hall: Impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the Department of Health

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions Energy and Climate Change, including Topical Questions

Statement – Welfare Reform – Mr Iain Duncan-Smith

Statement – Public Disorder (NUS Rally) – Nick Herbert

Bill Presented – European Union Bill (Bill read a First time)

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Backbench Business – (i) Public Accounts Committee Report (CAFCASS) (ii) Policy on Growth

Adjournment – Future of RAF Marham – Elizabeth Truss

The House rose at 6.26pm

Friday 12 November

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members’ Bills

Legislation Sustainable Livestock Bill – Robert Flello – Second Reading

Legislation – Public Bodies (Sustainable Food) Bill – Joan Walley – Second Reading

Legislation – Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill – Tom Brake – Second Reading

Legislation – Safety of Medicines Bill – Mr David Amess – Second Reading

Adjournment – Appointment of the Chair of Lewisham NHS Hospital Trust – Jim Dowd

The House rose after the weekly Information Bulletin went to press


Written Ministerial Statements

8 – 12 November 2010

08.11.10

Double Taxation Agreement (UK and Qatar) – Mr David Gauke

08.11.10

Departmental Business Plans – Mr Oliver Letwin

08.11.10

Fire and Rescue Service – Robert Neill

08.11.10

Beak Trimming (Laying Hens) – Mr James Paice

08.11.10

NATO Parliamentary Assembly (New UK Delegation) Mr William Hague

08.11.10

Parliamentary Oral Question (Correction) – Mrs Theresa May

09.11.10

Debt Relief Orders – Mr Edward Davey

09.11.10

Exports to Iran – Mr Mark Prisk

09.11.10

Extraordinary EU Competitiveness Council – Mr Edward Davey

09.11.10

Post Office Network – Mr Edward Davey

09.11.10

Higher Education Funding and Student Finance (Supplement to Statement) – Mr David Willetts

09.11.10

Improving Tax Policy (Finance Bill 2011) – Mr David Gauke

09.11.10

Government Olympic Executive (Quarterly Report) – Hugh Robertson

09.11.10

Northern Grouping Initiative – Dr Liam Fox

09.11.10

Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s Report on Fixed-term Parliaments Bill
(Government Response) – Mr Mark Harper

09.11.10

Prevent Review/New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation – Mrs Theresa May

09.11.10

High Speed 1 – Mr Philip Hammond

10.11.10

Economic and Financial Affairs Council (11 November 2010) – Justine Greening

10.11.10

Call-Out Order to Support Operations in Afghanistan – Nick Harvey

10.11.10

Localism Bill and Planning – Mr Eric Pickles

10.11.10

Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (Ratification of Treaties) – Mr David Lidington

10.11.10

Parliamentary Written Question (Correction) – Mr Jonathan Djanogly

10.11.10

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Assembly of Western European Union (UK Delegation) – Mr David Cameron

10.11.10

Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE (UK Delegation) – Mr David Cameron

11.11.10

Double Taxation Convention (South Africa) – Mr David Gauke

11.11.10

Decent Homes Fund – Grant Shapps

11.11.10

Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (Ratification of Treaties) – Mr David Lidington

11.11.10

Advisory Group on Human Rights – Mr William Hague

11.11.10

Iraq: Export Licence System – Alistair Burt

11.11.10

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales – Mr Kenneth Clarke

11.11.10

Patrick Finucane – Mr Owen Paterson