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Weekly Information Bulletin: 12th February 2011

Business of the House of Commons

4 – 11 February 2011

Friday 4 February

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members’ Bills -

Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill - (2R) - Anna Soubry (Bill withdrawn)

Coinage (Measurement) Bill – (2R) - Mark Lancaster (Bill read a second time)

Illegally Logged Timber (Prohibition of Import, Sale or Distribution) Bill - (2R) - Caroline Lucas (Order for 2R 10.06.11)

Consumer Credit (Regulation and Advice) Bill - (2R) - Stella Creasy (Order for 2R 14.10.11)

Parliamentary Standards (Amendment) Bill - (2R) - Adam Afriyie (Order for 2R 11.02.11)

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

The House rose at 2.58pm

Monday 7 February

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Education, including Topical Questions

Statement – EU Council and North Africa – Mr David Cameron

Debate – Opposition Day (Unallotted Day) [Half Day] – Government Policy on the Cost of Fuel – Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru (Opposition Motion negatived on division; Government motion agreed, on division)

Motions – (i) 10th Report from the Standards and Privileges Committee on the Registration of Income from Employment (ii) 8th Report 2008-09 from the Standards and Privileges Committee on All-Party groups (Agreed)

Adjournment – Office of Fair Trading and supermarket acquisitions in Birtley, Tyne and Wear – Mr David Anderson

The House rose at 9.48pm

Tuesday 8 February

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Future funding of independent debt advice – Yvonne Fovargue

11.00-12.30 – Economic regeneration in Wolverhampton and the Black country – Paul Uppal

12.30 -13.00 – Proposal for a National Defence Medal – Mr Denis MacShane

13.00-13.30 – Care for the elderly in Kent – Charlie Elphicke

13.30-14.00 – Effects of changes to housing benefit in Scotland – Gregg McClymont

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – HM Treasury, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question – Russia (Exclusion of Journalist) – Mr David Lidington

Ten Minute Rule Motion – BBC Licence Fee Payers (Voting Rights) – Robert Halfon (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation – Education Bill – Second reading (Agreed, Bill read a Second time)

Legislation – Education Bill – Programme Motion (Agreed)

Legislation – Education Bill – Money Resolution (Agreed)

Adjournment – Effect on the higher education sector of changes to the tier 4 immigration system – Mr Richard Bacon

The House rose at10.50pm

Wednesday 9 February

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Neuromuscular care services in the North West – Graham Evans

11.00-11.30 – Government policy on unscrupulous builders – Stephen Lloyd

14.30 -16.00 – Funding for flood risk management – Hugh Bayley

16.00-16.30 – Future of the Citizens Advice Bureaux in Birmingham – Jack Dromey

16.30-17.00 – Reconfiguration of hospital services in Shropshire – Daniel Kawczynski

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions – Northern Ireland, Prime Minister

Urgent Question – Flood defence allocations – Mary Creagh

Statement – Banking – Mr George Osborne

Statement – Trade and investment for growth white paper – Vince Cable

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Former Metal Mines – Tom Blenkinsop (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Motion – The Police Grant (Agreed on division)

Motion – Local Government Finance (Agreed on division)

Adjournment – Prices and regulation in the domestic heating oil industry – Pat Glass

The House rose at 8.39pm

Thursday 10 February

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

Westminster Hall: Onshore wind energy

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral QuestionsEnergy and Climate Change, including Topical Questions

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Backbench Business – Motion relating to Voting by Prisoners (Agreed on division)

Adjournment – Improving outcomes for children in care – Mr Edward Timpson [R]

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 11 February

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members’ Bills -

Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill – Second reading – Harriett Baldwin

Planning (Opencast Mining Separation Zones) Bill – Second reading – Andrew Bridgen

Sex and Relationships Education Bill - Second reading – Chris Bryant

Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement Contracts) Bill – Second reading – Catherine McKinnell

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] – Second reading – Mr Tom Clarke

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

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

Adjournment – Future funding arrangements for Cleveland Fire Authority – Mr Iain Wright

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

Written Ministerial Statements

4 – 11 February 2011


Local Better Regulation Office – Mr Mark Prisk


Ministerial Correction – Vince Cable


Ministerial Interests – Mr David Cameron


Local Major Transport Scheme – Mr Philip Hammond


Barlow Clowes International – Mr Mark Hoban


Local Government Finance – Robert Neill


Plutonium Stocks – Charles Hendry


Feed-in Tariffs – Chris Huhne


Antisocial Behaviour – James Brokenshire


Release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi – Mr David Cameron


Parliamentary Written Question (Correction) – Robert Neill


Search and Rescue Helicopter Procurement – Mr Phillip Hammond


Office for Nuclear Regulation – Chris Grayling


Council Tax – Mr Eric Pickles


Research Projects – Robert Neill


Counter-Terrorism Legislation Review – Mr Owen Paterson


Fair Access to Higher Education – Mr David Willetts


Insolvency Practitioner Regulation – Mr Edward Davey


Local Enterprise Partnerships – Greg Clark


Park Homes – Grant Shapps


Services for Adults with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities – Paul Burstow


Search and Rescue Helicopter Procurement (Correction to Written Ministerial Statement) – Mr Philip Hammond


Equality Act (Definition of Disability) –Maria Miller