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Weekly Information Bulletin: 5th March 2011

Business of the House of Commons

28 February – 4 March 2011

Monday 28 February

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Communities and Local Government, including Topical Questions

Statement – Libya and the Middle East – Mr David Cameron

Backbench Business – Motion relating to the Big Society (Agreed)

Adjournment – Provision of library services in Walsall South constituency – Valerie Vaz

The House rose at 10.29pm

Tuesday 1 March

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Future of the Forestry Commission – Joan Ruddock

11.00-12.30 – Future provision of helicopters and crew for the Search and Rescue Service – Sir Alan Beith

12.30 -13.00 – UK military basing review – Angus Robertson

13.00-13.30 – Rail services in South East London – Mr David Evennett

13.30-14.00 – Future scrutiny of the cost of the Trident programme – Katy Clark

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Deputy Prime Minister, including Topical Questions, Attorney General, Church Commissioners etc.

Statement – Aid reviews – Mr Andrew Mitchell

Statement – Intercity express and rail electrification – Mr Philip Hammond

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Resource Extraction (Transparency and Reporting) – Anas Sarwar (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation – Protection of Freedoms Bill – 2R – (Agreed, Bill read a Second time)

Legislation – Protection of Freedoms Bill – Programme Motion (Agreed)

Legislation – Protection of Freedoms Bill – Money Motion (Agreed)

Adjournment – Future of the Tote – Mr Laurence Robertson

The House rose at 10.30pm

Wednesday 2 March

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Government policy on the promotion of women in business – Mrs Helen Grant

11.00-11.30 – Designation of St David’s Day as a public holiday in Wales – Mr Mark Williams

14.30 -16.00 – Child slavery in the UK and abroad – David Simpson

16.00-16.30 – Death of David Kato in Uganda – Eric Joyce

16.30-17.00 – Hospital services in Worcestershire – Karen Lumley

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions –Cabinet Office, Prime Minister

Urgent Question – Armed Forces (Redundancies) – Mr Jim Murphy

Presentation of Bill – Prevention of Terrorism – Mr William Cash (Bill presented and read a First time)

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Medical Insurance (Pensioner Tax Relief) – Sir Paul Beresford (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Debate –Estimates Day (2nd allotted day) – Sure Start Children’s Centres and H er Majesty's Revenue & C ustoms – (Estimates Agreed)

Presentation of Bill – Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No.2) Bill – Mr Mark Hoban (Bill presented and read a First time)

Motion – To approve draft Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuation in Force of Sections 1-9) Order 2011 (Agreed)

Adjournment – Trawlermen’s pensions – Alan Johnson

The House rose at 9.03pm

Thursday 3 March

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Westminster Hall: Committee of Public Accounts’ report on Tackling Inequalities in Life Expectancy in Areas with the Worst Health and Deprivation

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral QuestionsCulture, Olympics, Media and Sport, including Topical Questions, Leader of the House and House of Commons Commission

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Debate – Opposition Day (12th allotted day) [Half Day] – Democratic Unionist Party – Support for UK Armed Forces and Veterans (Agreed)

Statement – BskyB – Jeremy Hunt

Legislation – Proceedings on the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No.2) Bill – Remaining stages (Agreed)

Adjournment – Children’s heart surgery services in Leeds – Stuart Andrew

The House rose at 4.43pm

Friday 4 March

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members’ Bills -

Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill - Report stage - Jonathan Lord

Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Bill – Report stage - Mr Greg Knight

Further and Higher Education (Access) Bill - Second reading - Mr Christopher Chope

Parliament (Amendment) Bill - Second reading - Mr Christopher Chope

Epilepsy and Related Conditions (Education and Health Services) Bill - Second reading - Valerie Vaz

Secured Lending Reform Bill - Second reading - George Eustice

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

Adjournment – Use of false self employment status in companies – Mr Chuka Umunna

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

Written Ministerial Statements

28 February – 3 March 2011


ECOFIN (15 February 2011) – Mr George Osborne


Counter-Terrorist Asset-Freezing Regime – Mr Mark Hoban


Social Housing – Grant Shapps


Fixed-term Parliaments Bill – Government Response to the Lords Constitution Committee Report – Mr Mark Harper


Rural Development Programme for England – Mr James Paice


New Waterways Charity – Richard Benyon


Afghanistan: Monthly Progress Report – Mr William Hague


Charging for Immigration and Nationality Services 2011-12 – Damian Green


Turks and Caicos Islands – Mr Alan Duncan


Robert Hamill Inquiry – Mr Owen Paterson


High-Speed Rail – Mr Philip Hammond


Local and Regional Rail Services – Mrs Theresa Villiers


Unpublished Research Reports: Immigration, the Economy and Regeneration – Grant Shapps


Armed Forces Redundancy Process – Dr Liam Fox


Armed Forces Pay Review Body (Public Appointments) – Dr Liam Fox


Written Parliamentary Question (Correction) – Mr Andrew Robathan


Applications for British Citizenship (War Crimes Screening) – Damian Green


School Capital – Michael Gove


2050 Pathways Analysis – Chris Huhne


Christchurch Earthquake – Mr Jeremy Browne


East Caribbean Visa Waiver Test – Mrs Theresa May


Pensions Consultation – Danny Alexander


Office of Tax Simplification – Mr David Gauke


Pension Tax Relief – Mr Mark Hoban


Disabled Facilities Grant – Grant Shapps


Olympic Stadium – Robert Neill


Vocational Education (Wolf Review) – Michael Gove


Libya: Consular Response – Alistair Burt


Age Discrimination – Lynne Featherstone


Justice and Home Affairs Council – Mrs Theresa May


Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 – Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Airport Economic Regulation – Mr Philip Hammond


Cheque Replacement and Financial Inclusion – Chris Grayling


Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council – Chris Grayling


Social Fund Crisis Loans – Steve Webb