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Weekly Information Bulletin: 14th May 2011

Business of the House of Commons

9 – 13 May 2011

Monday 9 May

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Home Office, including Topical Questions

Debate – Opposition Day (unallotted day) [Half Day] – Future of the NHS (Negatived, on division)

Motion – To approve an instruction relating to the Welfare Reform Bill (Agreed)

Motion – To approve a European Document relating to Trafficking (Agreed)

Adjournment – Country of origin marking – Gavin Williamson [R]

The House rose at 9.46pm

Tuesday 10 May

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Wind farms in mid-Wales – Glyn Davies

11.00-12.30 – Government policy on ultra low carbon emission vehicles – Andrew Selous

12.30 -13.00 – Relations between the UK and Sierra Leone – Simon Hughes

13.00-13.30 – Eligibility for employment and support allowance – Angela Eagle

13.30-14.00 – Appointment process for the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union – Mr Douglas Carswell

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – HM Treasury, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question – Off-quota University Places – Mr David Willetts

Statement – EU Directive on passenger Name Records – Damian Green

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Lip-Reading – Ian Lavery (Agreed, Bill presented and read a second time)

Legislation – Energy Bill [HL] – Second reading (Agreed)

Legislation – Energy Bill [HL] – Programme Motion (Agreed)

Legislation – Energy Bill [HL] – Money Resolution (Agreed)

Legislation – Energy Bill [HL] – Ways and Means Resolution (Agreed)

Adjournment – Effects of VAT on hospices – Bob Russell

The House rose at 10.28pm

Wednesday 11 May

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Government proposals to raise the state pension age for women – Teresa Pearce

11.00-11.30 – Government policy on car insurance premiums – Mr Roger Godsiff

14.30 -16.00 – Legal aid – Dr Julian Huppert

16.00-16.30 – M4 link to the Avon Ringroad – Chris Skidmore

16.30-17.00 – Women offender one-stop shops – Mrs Madeleine Moon

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions – Wales, Prime Minister

Statement – Future Diplomatic Network – Mr William Hague

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Planning (Grade 1 Agricultural Land Protection) – Laura Sandys (Agreed, Bill presented and read a second time)

Legislation – Education Bill – Remaining stages (As amended considered; Bill read a third time and passed)

Motion – To approve a European Document relating to the draft Directive on Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (Agreed)

Motion – To approve the Charter for Budget Responsibility (Agreed

Adjournment – Back to Work Agenda – Chris Ruane

The House rose at 10.12pm

Thursday 12 May

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

Westminster Hall: Education performance

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral Questions Environment, Food and Rural Affairs including topical questions, Church Commissioners etc.

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Statement – Vocational Education – Michael Gove

Statement – Personal Statement – Mr David Laws

Backbench Business Committee – (i) Motion relating to Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (No. 2) (Agreed) (ii) Motion relating fish discards and 2012 Common Fisheries Policy reform (Agreed

Adjournment – Support for business in Lancaster and Fleetwood – Eric Ollerenshaw

The House rose at 6.29pm

Friday 13 May

Private Members’ Bills -

Regulatory Authorities (Level of Charges) Bill - Second reading - Mr Christopher Chope

Criminal Records (Public Access) Bill - Second reading - Mr Christopher Chope

St George's Day and St David's Day Bill - Second reading - Nadhim Zahawi

Consumer Protection (Private Car Parks) Bill - Second reading - Henry Smith

Succession to the Crown Bill - Second reading - Keith Vaz

Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill - Second reading (Day 2) - Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Re-Export Controls Bill [HL] - Second reading - Tony Baldry

Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill - Second reading - Mr Elfyn Llwyd

Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill - Second reading (Day 2) - Mr Christopher Chope

Medical Insurance (Pensioner Tax Relief) Bill - Second reading - Sir Paul Beresford

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

Building Regulations (Review) Bill [HL] – Second reading – Alun Michael

Adjournment – Credit rating agencies – Mr Chuka Umunna

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

Written Ministerial Statements 

9 – 13 May 2011


School Teachers Review Body's 20th Report – Michael Gove


"Climate Resilient Infrastructure: Preparing for a Changing Climate" – Mrs Caroline Spelman


Written Ministerial Statement (Correction) – Mr Simon Burns


Judicial Diversity Taskforce (Annual Report) – Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Rosemary Nelson Inquiry Report – Mr Owen Paterson


UK Trade and Investment (New Strategy) – Mr Edward Davey


ECOFIN: 17 May 2011 – Mr George Osborne


Building and the Environment – Grant Shapps


Munro Review of Child Protection – Tim Loughton


Post Informal Energy Council Meeting – Charles Hendry


NATO Parliamentary Assembly – Mr William Hague


Court Funds Office Modernisation – Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Judicial Appointments – Mr Kenneth Clarke


Aircraft Cabin Air Quality – Mrs Theresa Villiers


Restructuring Moratorium (Consultation) – Mr Edward Davey


Employment Laws Review – Mr Edward Davey


Addiction to Medicine – Anne Milton


Justice and Home Affairs Council – Mrs Theresa May


Prison Service Pay Review Body – Mr Kenneth Clarke


Road Safety – Mr Philip Hammond


Local Enterprise Partnerships – Mr Mark Prisk):


Government Olympic Executive – Hugh Robertson


Inquests (Service Personnel Overseas) – Mr Jonathan Djanogly