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Trade Union Group of Labour MPs Bulletin for week ending Thursday 16 September 2010

Posted: 17th September 2010

This is the weekly Parliamentary Bulletin produced for Unions 21 and others by the Trade Union Group of Labour MPs and sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors.  It is intended to keep trade unionists and others aware of issues which are taking place in Parliament that are of importance to the trade union movement.  See links below for further details. 

House of Commons

Legislation

Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill: this aims to fix the date of the next General Election at 7 May 2015 and provides for five-year fixed terms.  Read the debate here...

Apprenticeships and Skills  (Public Procurement Contracts): this Bill will require Public Authorities to include a commitment by the contractor to provide apprenticeships and skills training.  See Catherine McKinnell MP's Ten Minute Rule Bill here...

See the full list of Bills here... 

Debates

Youth Employment (Wirral).  See Alison McGovern MP's adjournment debate here... 

Low-Income Households.  See Karen Buck MP's adjournment debate here... 

Early Day Motions (EDMs)

EDMs provide an opportunity for MPs to put on record their opinion on issues of concern.  They give an important indication of the views of MPs and are watched carefully by Government.

Recently tabled EDMs:

See the full list of EDMs here...

 

Parliament Live TV -

See live and archived coverage of all UK Parliament proceedings taking place in public, including the Queen's speech.  See here... 


 

(latest version 11 of Windows Media Player will be needed to access).
   
   
   
Next week in Westminster

  

It will be conference recess for the next three weeks and so the next bulletin will be emailed on Friday 15 October.

 

Scottish Parliament

 

Scottish Government debate on Housing Strategy.  Read more... 

Scottish Government Debate on Drugs Strategy.  Read more...  

Scottish Government Debate on Independent Budget Review.  Read more...

Scottish Government’s Programme – outline legislative programme for session.  Read more...

  

Forthcoming Business in the Scottish Parliament.  Read more...

 

Forthcoming Parliamentary Committee Business.  Read more...

 

Other Business

 

See the TUC website here...

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We welcome your comments about this bulletin and the TUG website; please send these to feedback@tugroup.net.

For more information about the Trade Union Group of Labour MPs, please contact Frank Doran MP.

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