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Weekly Information Bulletin

Weekly Information Bulletin: 22nd January 2011

Business of the House of Commons

17 – 21 January 2011

Monday 17 January

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question – Tunisia – Yvette Cooper

Legislation – Localism Bill – Second reading (Agreed, on division; Bill read a Second time)

Adjournment – Future regulation of the mortgage market – Mr Robert Syms

The House rose at 11.06pm

Tuesday 18 January

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Operation of the funding formula for England and the devolved administrations – Andrew Selous

11.00-12.30 – Implications of Royal Mail privatisation for the Post Office network – Katy Clark

12.30 -13.00 – Effects on the haulage industry of EU proposals for the height of trailers – Pauline Latham

13.00-13.30 – Closure of Arbroath and Forfar driving test centres – Mr Mike Weir

13.30-14.00 – Support for young carers – Julian Sturdy

The House sat at 2.30pm

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

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Succession to the Crown – Keith Vaz (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation – Fixed-term Parliaments Bill – Remaining Stages (Bill read a Third time and passed)

Adjournment – Effects on young people in Birmingham of reductions in West Midlands Police services – Steve McCabe

The House rose at10.47pm

Wednesday 19 January

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Fuel poverty – Chris Evans

11.00-11.30 – West Kent rail services – Sir John Stanley

14.30 -16.00 – Government skills strategy – Robert Halfon

16.00-16.30 – Government policy on employment of further education lecturers as school teachers – Mr Graham Stuart

16.30-17.00 – Basic bank accounts in Scotland – Sheila Gilmore

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions – Cabinet Office, Prime Minister

Statement – Sustainable Transport – Norman Baker

Presentation of Bill – Health and Social Care Bill (Bill presented and read a First time)

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Consumer Protection (Postal Marketing) – Caroline Nokes (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Debate – Opposition Day (9th allotted day) – Educational Maintenance Allowance (Opposition Motion negatived on division; Government motion agreed to on division)

Motion – To approve a statutory instrument relating to proscribed organisations (Agreed)

Adjournment – West Anglia rail line – Sir Alan Haselhurst

The House rose at 8.51pm

Thursday 20 January

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

Westminster Hall: Anti-Semitism

The House sat at 10.30am

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

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Backbench Business – (i) Motion relating to the future of the horse racing levy (Agreed) (ii) A general Debate on improving life chances for disadvantaged children (Agreed)

Adjournment – Air passenger duty changes and the effect on the Caribbean – Ms Diane Abbott

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 21 January

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members’ Bills -

Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Bill – Second reading – Mr Greg Knight

Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill – Second reading – Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Protection of Local Services (Planning) Bill – Second reading – Nigel Adams

Public Bodies (Sustainable Food) Bill – Second reading – Joan Walley

Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill – Second reading – Tom Brake

Fire Safety (Protection of Tenants) Bill – Second reading – Mr Adrian Sanders

Waste Recycling (End Use Register) Bill – Second reading – Peter Bottomley

Safety of Medicines Bill – Second reading – Mr David Amess

Council Housing (Local Financing Pathfinders) Bill – Second reading – Sarah Newton

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

Adjournment – Cycling in England – Dr Julian Huppert

The House rose after the Weekly Information Bulletin went to press

Written Ministerial Statements

17 – 21 January 2011


Integrated Merlin Operational Support Contract – Peter Luff


Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill – Mr Jonathan Djanogly


ECOFIN (18 January 2011) – Mr George Osborne


Double Taxation Convention (United Kingdom and Mauritius) – Mr David Gauke


Transfer of Royal Parks Agency – John Penrose


Alcohol Sales (Coalition Commitment) – James Brokenshire


Freedom of Information: Commencement of Certain Provisions – Mr Kenneth Clarke


Competition and Policy (Media, Broadcasting, Digital and Telecom Sectors) – Mr David Cameron


Driving Standards Agency (Cardiff) – Mike penning


Commissioners of Irish Lights – Mike Penning


Consolidated Statement (EU Funds in the UK) – Justine Greening


Capital Funding Allocations – Mr Nick Gibb


EU Regulation 994/2010 (Security of Gas Supply) – Charles Hendry


Parliamentary Written Answer (Correction) – Mr Crispin Blunt


Rail Franchising Reform – Mrs Theresa Villiers


Armed Forces allowance – Mr Andrew Robathan


National Curriculum (England) – Michael Gove


Independent Review Crime Statistics


Wanstead Flats (2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games) – Nick Herbert


EU Business Enhancing (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Mr David Lidington


Members Salaries – Sir George Young


Intelligence Services Commissioner – Mr David Cameron


Sure start Maternity Grant – Steve Webb