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Weekly Information Bulletin: 21st May 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

Energy [HL]


This Issue

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

Finance (No. 3)

Issue 37 p41; Issue 38 p40

Health and Social Care


Issue 27 p38; Issue 32 p40

Identity Documents


Issue 5 p25; Issue 6 p30

Local Government


Issue 15 p34

Legislation (Territorial extent)


Issue 32 p40



Issue 25 p38; Issue 27 p28

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment)


Issue 37 p41, This Issue

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; Issue 32 p40

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:

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill: Rushanara Ali discharged, Malcolm Wicks added

Energy Bill [HL]: Chair; Mr David Crausby and Mr Edward Leigh

Mr David Anderson

Gregory Barker

Luciana Berger

Mr Steve Brine

George Freeman

Zac Goldsmith

Tom Greatrex

Charles Hendry

Huw Irranca Davies,

Margot James,

Graham Jones

Ian Lavery

Caroline Lucas

Tessa Munt

Claire Perry

Mr Shailesh Vara

Dr Alan Whitehead

Simon Wright

Nadhim Zahawi.

General Committee Meetings

16 – 20 May 2011

Monday 16 May

2nd DLC                  Draft Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 (Permanent Effect) Order 2011

3rd DLC                  Landfill Tax (Qualifying Material) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 1017)

Tuesday 17 May

PBC                        Finance (No. 3) Bill (5th & 6th Sittings; Clauses 15-18, 20 Agreed )

PBC                        Protection of Freedoms Bill (19th & 20th Sittings; Clauses 106-107 Agreed; Clauses 104-105 Agreed, as amended)

PBC                        London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill

PBC                        Welfare Reform Bill (21st & 22nd Sittings; Clauses 93-101 agreed; Schedule 11-12 agreed)

ECB                        European Union Document No. PE-CONS 64/10, relating to a Draft Regulation laying down the rules concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers

Wednesday 18 May

1st DLC                   Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Monetary Penalty Notices and Consents for Interception) Regulations 2011

Thursday 19 May

PBC                        Finance (No. 3) Bill (7th & 8th Sittings; 21-30, 32-34 Agreed; Clause 31 Agreed, as amended; Schedule 3-6 Agreed; Schedule 2, 7 Agreed, as amended)

PBC                        London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill (3rd Sitting; Clause 1, 3-9 Agreed; Clause 2 Agreed as amended)

PBC                        Welfare Reform Bill (23rd & 24th Sittings; Clauses 102-114, 116-127 Agreed; Clause 115 Agreed, as amended)

Friday 20 May


Forthcoming General Committee Meetings

23 – 27 May 2011

Monday 23 May

ECB European Union Document No. 14436/10 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to attacks against information systems, repealing Council Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA, 4.30pm Room 10
ECC European Union Document No. 8693/11 and Addenda 1 to 6, relating to the Commission Communication: Towards a space strategy for the European Union that benefits its citizens, 4.30pm Room 12
4 th DLC Draft Representation of the People (Electoral Registration Data Schemes) Regulations 2011 and the draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2011, 4.30pm, Room 9

Tuesday 24 May

PBC                        Finance (No. 3) Bill, 9.00am & 1.30pm, Room 10

PBC                        Welfare Reform Bill, 9.30am & 2.00pm, Room 14

ECB European Union Document No. 11961/10, relating to the Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumers and businesses, 2.30pm, Room 9
1 st DLC Export Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 1127), 2 .30am, Room 12

Wednesday 25 May


Thursday 26 May


Friday 27 May