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Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st May 2011

Business of the House of Commons

13 May – 20 May 2011

Friday 13 May

Private Members’ Bills -

Regulatory Authorities (Level of Charges) Bill – 2R – Mr Christopher Chope (Negatived, on division)

Criminal Records (Public Access) Bill – 2R – Mr Christopher Chope (Withdrawn)

St George's Day and St David's Day Bill – 2R – Nadhim Zahawi (Withdrawn)

Consumer Protection (Private Car Parks) Bill – 2R – Henry Smith (Deb adj. 2R to be resumed 21.10.11)

Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill – 2R (Day 2) – Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Ordered for 2R: 21.10.11)

Re-Export Controls Bill [HL] – 2R – Tony Baldry (Ordered for 2R: 21.10.11)

Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill – 2R (Day 2) – Mr Christopher Chope (Ordered for 2R: 10.06.11)

Medical Insurance (Pensioner Tax Relief) Bill – 2R – Sir Paul Beresford (Ordered for 2R: 10.06.11)

Building Regulations (Review) Bill [HL] – 2R – Alun Michael (Ordered for 2R: 10.06.11)

Adjournment – Credit rating agencies – Mr Chuka Umunna

The House rose at 2.54pm

Monday 16 May

The House sat at 2.30pm

Writ Moved – Belfast West – Mr Partick McLoughlin

Oral Questions – Defence, including Topical Questions

Statement – Armed Forces Covenant – Dr Liam Fox

Motion – To approve the 15th Report 2010-12 of the Standards and Privileges Committee (HC 1023) (Agreed)

Debate Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Adjournment – Effects on farming of a potential drought – Dr Thérèse Coffey

The House rose at 10.28pm

Tuesday 17 May

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

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Future of social care services – Alex Cunningham

11.00-12.30 – Role of religious education in schools – Fiona Bruce

12.30 -13.00 – Future of the Forensic Science Service – Jonathan Reynolds

13.00-13.30 – Treatment of problem gambling – Philip Davies

13.30-14.00 – Transfer of public sector jobs in HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency out of Grimsby – Austin Mitchell

The House sat at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Justice, including Topical Questions

Statement – House of Lords Reform (Draft Bill) – Mr Nick Clegg

Statement – Fourth Carbon Budget – Chris Huhne

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Dangerous Driving (Maximum Sentence) – Karl Turner (Agreed, Bill presented and read a first time)

Legislation – Localism Bill – Ways and Means Resolution (Agreed)

Legislation – Localism Bill – Programme (No. 2) Motion (Agreed)

Legislation – Localism Bill – remaining stages (Day 1) (Considered, as amended)

Adjournment – Future of public health observatories – Grahame M Morris

The House rose at 11.23pm

Wednesday 18 May

The House sat in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Human trafficking – Mr Mark Field

11.00-11.30 – Stillbirth – Chris Heaton-Harris

14.30 -16.00 – Government policy on waste reduction – Hywel Williams

16.00-16.30 – Profile and status of the manufacturing sector – Alison McGovern

16.30-17.00 – Contribution to costs of policing football matches by Premiership clubs – Mr Aidan Burley

The House sat at 11.30am

Oral Questions – Northern Ireland, Prime Minister

Urgent Question – Nuclear Industry Safety – Chris Huhne

Statement – Nuclear Deterrent – Dr Liam Fox

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Road Safety – Sir Alan Beith (Agreed, Bill presented and read a first time)

Legislation – Localism Bill – Report stage (Day 2) – (Agreed, as amended)

Legislation – Localism Bill – Third reading – (Agreed, Bill read a third time, and passed)

Adjournment – Government policy on the use of power line technology devices – Mark Lancaster

The House rose at 7.35pm

Thursday 19 May

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

Westminster Hall: Severn Crossings Toll; Constitutional Implications for Wales for the Government’s proposals for Constitutional Reform

The House sat at 10.30am

Oral QuestionsEnergy and Climate Change, including Topical Questions

Urgent Question – Wild animals (circuses) – Mr James Paice

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Statement – McNulty Report on Rail value for money and West Coast – Mr Philip Hammond

Backbench Business – (i) Motion relating to the BBC World Service (Agreed) (ii) Motion relating to rural broadband and mobile coverage (Agreed)

Adjournment – East Coast main line call centre contract – Ian Mearns

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 20 May

The House was not sitting

Written Ministerial Statements 

13 – 20 May 2011


The State of the Estate 2010 – Mr Francis Maude


Updated Departmental Business Plans – Mr Oliver Letwin


Performing Wild Animals in Circuses – Mrs Caroline Spelman


Government Wine Cellar Review – Mr Henry Bellingham


Libya: Visit of the National Transitional Council – Mr William Hague


The Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 – Mike Penning


Modern Workplaces Consultation – Vince Cable


Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill – Mr Mark Hoban


Equitable Life Scheme Design Document – Mr Mark Hoban


Council of Europe: 121st Annual Ministerial Meeting: Istanbul, 10-11 May 2011 – Mr David Lidington


Operation Gird – Mrs Theresa May


Sale of Trust Ports – Mr Philip Hammond


Debt Management Office – Justine Greening


Building and the Environment – Grant Shapps


Agriculture and Fisheries Council – Mrs Caroline Spelman


Afghanistan: Monthly Progress Report April 2011 – Mr William Hague


Face to Face Services (Civil and Family Court Offices) – Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission – Mr Iain Duncan Smith


Local Enterprise Partnerships (Gloucestershire) – Mr Mark Prisk


Review of Intellectual Property and Growth – Vince Cable


Review of Offender Learning – Mr John Hayes


ECOFIN (17 May 2011) – Mr George Osborne


Identity Assurance – Mr Francis Maude


Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council Agenda (19 May 2011) – Andrew Stunell


UK/Iraq Bilateral Agreement – Dr Liam Fox


Fukushima (Interim Report) – Chris Huhne


Annual Report of the Veterinary Products Committee and its Sub-Committees 2010 – Mr James Paice


Single Payment Scheme – Mr James Paice


Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (19-20 May 2011) – Hugh Robertson


Report of the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (Government Response) – Mr Andrew Robathan


Ofgem Review: Summary of Conclusions – Chris Huhne


Performing Wild Animals in Circuses – Mrs Caroline Spelman


Pre-Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council (23-24 May 2011) – Mr David Lidington


Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Luxembourg 6-7 June 2011) – Anne Milton


Section 19 of the United Kingdom Borders Act 2007 – Damian Green


Equality and Human Rights Commission (Triennial Review) – Lynne Featherstone


Justice and Home Affairs Council – Mrs Theresa May


Draft Charter for the Coroner Service for Consultation – Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Members’ Salaries – Sir George Young


Review of Investigation/Closure Procedures for Motorway Incidents – Mike Penning