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Weekly Information Bulletin

Weekly Information Bulletin: 5th February 2011

Business of the House of Commons

31 January – 4 February 2011

Monday 31 January

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Defence, including Topical Questions

Statement – Egypt – Alistair Burt

Legislation – Health and Social Care Bill – Second reading (Agreed, on division, Bill read a Second time)

Legislation – Health and Social Care Bill – Programme Motion (Agreed)

Legislation – Health and Social Care Bill – Money & Ways and Means Motions (Agreed)

Adjournment – Government policy on the use of umbilical cord blood – Mr David Burrowes

The House rose at 10.47 pm

Tuesday 1 February

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – School governance – Mr Robert Buckland

11.00-12.30 – Provision of maternity services – Ms Gisela Stuart

12.30 -13.00 – Pensioner poverty – Bob Stewart

13.00-13.30 – Policing in Telford – David Wright

13.30-14.00 – Funding for schools in Worcestershire – Karen Lumley

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including Topical Questions

Ten Minute Rule Motion – NHS Acute Medical and Surgical Services (Working Time Directive) – Charlotte Leslie (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation – European Union Bill – Conclusion of Committee of the whole House (Day 5) (Clauses 15-22 Agreed; Schedule 2 Agreed)

Adjournment – Proposed reductions in funding of enrichment activities for post-16 students – Nic Dakin

The House rose at 10.25pm

Wednesday 2 February

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Minimum pricing of alcohol – Nick Smith

11.00-11.30 – Future of children’s centres – Bill Esterson

14.30 -16.00 – Future of the Coastguard Service – Sarah Newton

16.00-16.30 – Myalgic encephalomyelitis – Ian Swales

16.30-17.00 – Police funding in Devon and Cornwall – Mr Ben Bradshaw

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions – Wales, Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Motion – High Pay Commission – Tony Lloyd (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Debate – Opposition Day (10th allotted day) – (i) Performance of the Business, Innovation and Skills Department (Opposition motion negatived on division) (ii) The Public Forest Estates in England (Opposition motion negatived on division; Government motion Agreed on division)

Motion – To approve European Union documents relating to Court of Auditors’ 2009 Report (Agreed)

Adjournment – NHS funding for hospice care – Dr Daniel Poulter

The House rose at 9.27pm

Thursday 3 February

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

Westminster Hall: Parliamentary Reform

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral QuestionsEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs, including Topical Questions

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Statement – EU Directive on attacks against information systems – James Brokenshire

Backbench Business – (i) Motion relating to Consumer Credit Regulation and Debt management (Agreed, as amended on division) (ii) General debate on Reform of Legal Aid (Agreed)

Adjournment – STV bid for independent television company status – Anas Sarwar

The House rose at 6.25pm

Friday 4 February

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members’ Bills -

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill - Second reading - Anna Soubry

Coinage (Mearurement) Bill - Second reading - Mark Lancaster

Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Import, Sale or Distribution) Bill - Second reading - Caroline Lucas

Consumer Credit (Regulation and Advice) Bill - Second reading - Stella Creasy

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

Adjournment – Witness anonymity and the case of Don and Anita Horton – Robert Halfon

The Weekly Information Bulletin went to press before the House rose.

Written Ministerial Statements

31 January – 4 February 2011


Crown Prosecution Service Restructure – Mr Dominic Grieve


Northern Ireland Gas Supplies – Justine Greening


Local Government Finance Settlement 2011-12 – Robert Neill


The Tote – John Penrose


Afghanistan Monthly Progress Report December 2010 – Mr William Hague


Commissioning and Public Expenditure – Mr Andrew Lansley


Police Grant Report England and Wales (2011-12) – Nick Herbert


Victim and Witness Voluntary Sector Funding – Mr Kenneth Clarke


Service Personnel (Operations and Exercise Overseas) – Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Robert Hamill Inquiry – Mr Owen Paterson


Call for Evidence-Pension – Steve Webb


Council Housing Finance – Grant Shapps


Research Projects (Previous Administration) – Grant Shapps


Foreign and Commonwealth Office Programme Spending 2011-12 – Mr William Hague


A Cross-Government Mental Health Outcomes Strategy for People of All Ages – Mr Andrew Lansley


Tackling Knife, Gun and Gang Crime – Mrs Theresa May


Parliamentary Written Question (Correction) – Mr David Willetts


Public Service Pensions – Danny Alexander


European Regional Development Fund (Revised Management Arrangements) – Andrew Stunell


Mental Health Act 1983 (Repeal of Section 141) – Mr Mark Harper


Parliamentary Written Question (Correction) – Charles Hendry


EU Emissions Trading System Registries (Suspension of Transfers) – Gregory Barker


Jordan – Mr William Hague


General Affairs Council and Foreign Affairs Council (31 January 2011) – Mr David Lidington


Deputy Immigration Services Commissioner – Damian Green


Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Lord Carlile’s Report on its Operation 2010) – Mrs Theresa May


IPSA (Evidence to the First Year Review from the Leader of the House – Sir George Young


Drivers (Medical Standards) – Mike Penning


ATOL Scheme – Mrs Theresa Villiers


Contracted-Out Rebate Rates (Quinquennial Review) – Steve Webb


Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Highways and Transport) Order
2011 – Mrs Cheryl Gillan


Education Bill: Framework Powers Explanatory Memorandum – Mrs Cheryl Gillan