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Weekly Information Bulletin: 30 April 2011

Business of the House of Commons

25 – 29 April

Monday 25 April

The House was in Recess

Tuesday 26 April

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Port basing of submarines and frigates in Plymouth – Oliver Colvile

11.00-12.30 – Competitiveness of the UK oil refining industry – Michael Connarty

12.30 -13.00 – Camp Ashraf – Mr David Amess

13.00-13.30 – Support for Reddish Business Incubator – Andrew Gwynne

13.30-14.00 – Searching of the Sikh turban at airports – Paul Uppal

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Health, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question – Escape of Taliban prisoners – Alistair Burt

Statement – Middle East and North Africa – Mr William Hague

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Industrial Relations (Voting Procedures) – Mr Dominic Raab (Negatived on division)

Legislation – Finance (No. 3) Bill – Second reading (Bill agreed and read a second time)

Adjournment – Funeral payments – Iain Stewart

The House rose at 11.25pm

Wednesday 27 April

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Political situation in Zimbabwe – Kate Hoey

11.00-11.30 – Irish communities in Britain – Chris Ruane

14.30 -16.00 – Government policy on railway expansion and smaller local schemes – John Pugh

16.00-16.30 – Government policy on brown signs – Julian Smith

16.30-17.00 – Coroners and the recording of suicides – Mrs Madeleine Moon

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions – Cabinet Office, Prime Minister

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Exports Credits Guarantee Department (Regulation and Reporting) – Lisa Nandy

Debate – Opposition Day (15th allotted day) – (i) Sure Start Children’s Centres (Negatived on division) (ii) Government higher education policy (Negatived on division)

Motion – Section 5 European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (Division deferred until Wednesday 4 May 2011)

Adjournment – Government policy on self-regulation of the press – Michael McCann

The House rose at 9.13pm

Thursday 28 April

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

Westminster Hall: A debate on Sudan

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

Legislation – London Olympic Games and Paralympics Games (Amendment) Bill – Second reading

Adjournment – Government response to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – Sir Paul Beresford

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

Friday 29 April

The House was not sitting

Written Ministerial Statements 

25 – 29 April 2011


UK Convergence Programme (2010-11) – Mr Mark Hoban


Informal ECOFIN (8-9 April 2011) – Mr George Osborne


Animal Health and Welfare Board for England – Mr James Paice


International Criminal Tribunals (Special Court for Sierra Leone) – Mr Henry Bellingham


Immigration Policy (Marriage of non-EEA Nationals) – Damian Green


Welfare Reform Bill (Universal Credit Contingency Fund Advance) – Mr Iain Duncan Smith


United Kingdom Space Agency – Mr David Willetts


Costing Parliamentary Questions – Justine Greening


Departmental Work (Easter Recess 2011) – Mr Eric Pickles


Parliamentary Written Answer (Correction) – Anne Milton


Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2011 –Damian Green


Department for Transport (Decision Making) – Mr Philip Hammond