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Weekly Information Bulletin: 19th March 2011

General Committees

General Committee debates are available to view on the Parliament website.

Public Bill Committee debates.

Other General Committee debates.

For further information on General Committees see HCIO Factsheet L6 produced by the House of Commons Information Office, available in hardcopy on request or to download from the Parliament website.

Current Public Bill Committees, details of membership




Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]


Issue 29 p42; Issue 30 p42

Coinage (Measurement)

Issue 30 p42; Issue 31 p40

Draft House of Lords Reform

Bill laid

Issue 3 p23



Issue 28 p38; Issue 29 p42

Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession)


Issue 28 p38; Issue 29 p42

Finance (No. 2)


Issue 13 p30; Issue 14 p31

Health and Social Care


Issue 27 p38; This issue

Identity Documents


Issue 5 p25; Issue 6 p30

Local Government


Issue 15 p34

Legislation (Territorial extent)

This Issue



Issue 25 p38; Issue 27 p28

National Insurance Contributions


Issue 19 p37; Issue 20 p38

Police Reform and Social Responsibility


Issue 22 p37

Postal Services


Issue 16 p33; Issue 19 p37

Protection of Freedoms


Issue 31 p42

Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy


Issue 15 p34; Issue 17 p34

Sports Ground Safety Authority


Issue 20 p38; Issue 24 p36



Issue 11 p27; Issue 12 p30

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc.


Issue 18 p36; Issue 19 p37

Welfare Reform


Issue 31 p40; This Issue

Wreck Removal Convention


Issue 25 p38; Issue 27 p38

Dates in italics denote expected reporting date, (R), of Public Bill Committee as stated in the Programme Motion, if made.

Membership announcements and changes:

Health and Social Care Bill: Additional chairs: Mr Roger Gale and Dr William McCrea

Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill:

Harriett Baldwin

Chris Bryant

Mr Christopher Chope

Michael Connarty

Mr James Gray

Kate Green

Mr Mark Harper

Simon Hart

Damian Hinds

Kate Hoey

Tristram Hunt

Stephen Lloyd

Ian Paisley

Jonathan Reynolds

Bob Stewart

Iain Stewart

Welfare Reform Bill:

Harriett Baldwin

Guto Bebb

Ms Karen Buck

Margaret Curran

Julie Elliott

Jane Ellison

Charlie Elphicke

Yvonne Fovargue

Sheila Gilmore

John Glen

Chris Grayling

Kate Green

Lilian Greenwood

George Hollingbery

Esther McVey

Maria Miller

Sarah Newton

Ian Paisley

Priti Patel

Teresa Pearce

Anas Sarwar

Miss Chloe Smith

Ian Swales

Stephen Timms

Paul Uppal

Jenny Willott

General Committee Meetings

14 – 18 March 2011

Monday 14 March

ECB European Union Document No. 15319/10, relating to the strategy for the effective implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights by the European Union
1 st DLC Draft Road Vehicles (Powers to Stop) Regulations 2011
2 nd DLC Draft Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2011, the draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Revaluation and Indexation Amendments) Regulations 2011 and the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2011
3 rd DLC Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011

Tuesday 15 March

PBC Education Bill (9 th & 10 th Sittings; Amendments to clause 4 considered)
PB C Health and Social Care Bill (17 th & 18 th Sittings; Clause 51 Agreed on division; Clause 52 Agreed, as amended on division; Clause 53 Agreed; Schedule 7 Agreed)
ECA European Union Document No. 17582/10, relating to contractual relations in the milk and milk products sector
4 th DLC Draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Wednesday 16 March

PBC Coinage (Measurement) Bill (1 st Sitting; Clauses 1 – 2 Agreed; Bill to be reported)
5 th DLC Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2011

Thursday 17 March

PBC Education Bill (11 th & 12 th Sittings; Clauses 5-7 Agreed; Schedule 1 Agreed)
PBC Health and Social Care Bill (19 th & 20 th Sittings; Clauses 54, 45 Agreed; Clauses 55, 57, 39, 46 Agreed, as amended; Clauses 56, 58, 61-61, 65-66, 68 Agreed, on division; Clauses 59, 62-64, 67 Agreed, as amended on division; Schedule 4-6 Agreed, as amended)

Friday 18 March


Forthcoming General Committee Meetings

21 – 25 March 2011

Monday 21 March

ECA European Union Documents No. 14701/10, relating to a Draft Decision on the detailed rules for access to the public regulated service offered by the global navigation satellite system established under the Galileo programme, and No. 5530/11, relating to the Mid-term review of the European satellite radio navigation programmes, 4.30pm, Room 10
1 st DLC Draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions, Rebates and Minimum Contributions) Order 2011, 4.30pm, Room 11

Tuesday 22 March

PBC Education Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 9
PBC Health and Social Care Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, Room 10
PBC Protection of Freedoms Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, The Grimond Room
PBC Welfare Reform Bill, 10.30am & 4.00pm, The Boothroyd Room
ECA European Union Document No. 14768/10, relating to a Commission Communication on Facing the challenge of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities and Addendum 1, 4.30pm, Room 12
2 nd DLC Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2011 and the draft Family Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2011, 10.30am, Room 11
6 th DLC Insurance Premium Tax (Discounted Insurance Premiums: Higher Rate) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 661) and the draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2011, 10.30am, Room 12
3 rd DLC Draft Media Ownership (Radio and Cross-media) Order 2011, 4.30pm, Room 14

Wednesday 23 March

4 th DLC Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 and the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, 2.30pm, Room 9
5 th DLC Draft Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities and Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2011, 2.30pm, Room 11
7 th DLC Draft Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity, 2.30pm, Room 12

Thursday 24 March

PBC Education Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, Room 9
PBC Health and Social Care Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, Room 10
PBC Protection of Freedoms Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, The Grimond Room
PBC Welfare Reform Bill, 9.00am & 1.00pm, The Boothroyd Room

Friday 25 March