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Weekly Information Bulletin: 4th December 2010

Business of the House of Commons

29 November – 3 December 2010

Monday 29 November

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Leader of the House of Commons and House of Commons Commission

Autumn Statement – Mr George Osborne

Backbench Business – (i) A Motion relating to Banking reform (Negatived on Division) (ii) General Debate on Regulation of Independent Financial Advisors (motion lapsed)

Motion – Estimates (Agreed)

Motion – To change membership of select committees (Agreed)

Adjournment – Care Quality Commission regulation of dental practitioners – Sir Paul Beresford

The House rose at 10.29pm

Tuesday 30 November

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Mobility component of disability allowance for disabled people – Mr Tom Clarke

11.00-12.30 – Government policy on shoreline management plans – Dr Thérèse Coffey

12.30-13.00 – Breast cancer screening for young women – Pat Glass

13.00-13.30 – Government policy on Christians in Iraq – Andrew Selous

13.30-14.00 – Future funding of local government – Mr Dave Watts

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Deputy Prime Minister, including Topical Questions: Attorney General, Church Commissioners; Public Accounts Commission; Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission

Statement – Public Health White Paper

Bill Presented – Scotland Bill (Bill read a First time)

Bill presented – Public Reform and Social Responsibility (Bill read a First time)

Presentation Bill – Waste Recycling (End use Register) Bill – Peter Bottomley (Bill read a First time)

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Consumer Protection (Private Car Parks) – Henry Smith (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Debate – Opposition Day (7th allotted Day) – (i) School Sport Funding (Opposition Motion negatived on Division) (ii) Tuition Funding (Opposition Motion negatived on Division)

Motion – To approve a Statutory Instrument relating to the draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2010 (Agreed)

Adjournment – Protection for users of mobility scooters – Mike Wood

The House rose at 10.55pm

Wednesday 1 December

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Government policy on a duty of candour in healthcare – Mr Robert Syms

11.00-11.30 – Proposed changes to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Code of Practice A – Richard Fuller

14.30-16.00 – Government policy on HIV – David Cairns

16.00-16.30 – Preventing and detecting metal theft – Mr Tom Watson

16.30-17.00 Healthcare provision in North Yorkshire and York – Julian Sturdy

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions – Scotland, Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 (Amendment) – Alison McGovern (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation – Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill – Committee (Day 3) (Clauses 2-4 Agreed on division; Clause 5 Agreed; Schedule 1 Agreed as amended)

General Debate – National Policy Statements (Motion lapsed)

Adjournment – Operation of the law of libel– Mr David Davis

The House rose at 7.29pm

Thursday 2 December

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

Westminster Hall: A debate on Fisheries

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral QuestionsTransport, including Topical Questions; Women and Equalities

Urgent Question – Winter weather – Roberta Blackman-Woods

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Statement – Linda Norgrove – Mr William Hague

Backbench Business – (i) Motions relating to Publication of Information about Complaints against Members, Power of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to Initiate Investigations and Lay Membership of the Committee on Standards and Privileges (ii) A General Debate on the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Agreed)

Motion – Public Accounts Committee (Amendment to Standing Orders) (No. 1) (Agreed)

Motion – Public Accounts Committee (Amendment to Standing Orders) (No. 2) (Agreed)

Adjournment – UK passport contract – Mr Michael Meacher

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 3 December

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members’ Bills:

Legislation – Daylight Saving Bill– Rebecca Harris – Second reading

Legislation – Gangmasters Licensing (Extension to Construction Industry) Bill – Mr David Hamilton – Second reading

Legislation – Face Coverings (Regulation) Bill – Mr Philip Hollobone– Second reading

Legislation – Secured Lending Reform Bill – George Eustice – Second reading

Legislation – Parliamentary Standards (Amendment) Bill – Adam Afriyie – Second reading

Adjournment – Turks and Caicos Islands – Andrew Rosindell

The House rose after the Weekly Information Bulletin went to press

Written Ministerial Statements

29 November – 3 December 2010


Banking Act 2009 (Reporting) – Mr Mark Hoban


Debt Management Remit 2010-20111 (Revisions) – Mr Mark Hoban


UK Film Policy – Mr Edward Vaizey


Ground Close Combat Roles (Women) – Mr Andrew Robathan


UK Civil Nuclear Trade Policy (India) – Alistair Burt


Dental National Decontamination Survey 2010 – Mr Simon Burns


Pensions Tax Discussion Document – Mr Mark Hoban


Alcohol Taxation Review – Justine Greening


Light Protected Patrol Vehicle – Peter Luff


Pre-EU Council Meeting – Charles Hendry


Agriculture and Fisheries Council – Mrs Caroline Spelman


Greenhouse Gas Emission – Mrs Caroline Spelman


Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate (Wickham Laboratories) – Lynne Featherstone


Investigatory Powers Tribunal – Mrs Theresa May


Scotland Bill (Publication) – Michael Moore


Housing Benefit Reform (Private Rented Sector) – Mr Iain Duncan Smith


Fair Pay in the Public Sector – Mr George Osborne


Telecoms Council – Mr Edward Vaizey


London Reforms and the Localism Bill – Mr Eric Pickles


Diamond Jubilee Civic Honours Competitions – Mr Mark Harper


Single Payment Scheme – Mr James Paice


Stem Cell Transplant Services – Anne Milton


Local Licensing Act – James Brokenshire


Policing in the 21st Century – Nick Herbert


Justice and Home Affairs Pre-Council Statement – Mrs Theresa May


Tax Rates – Mr David Gauke


National Address Gazetteer Database – Robert Neill


Warm Home Discount Scheme – Chris Huhne


Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator – Anne Milton


"Building a Fairer Britain" – Mrs Theresa May


Human Trafficking – Mr Edward Garnier


Transport Council – Mrs Theresa Villiers


Employment Programmes for Disability –related Barriers to Work – Maria Miller