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Trade Union Group of Labour MPs Bulletin for week ending 28 October 2010

Posted: 29th October 2010

This is the weekly Parliamentary Bulletin produced 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
Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: 5th day of Committee stage.  Read more... 
Postal Services Bill: Second Reading.  Read more...
 
See the full list of Bills here... 
Debates
  • Future of Newport Passport Office: the campaign against the closure, led by the Public and Commercial Services Union on behalf of the workers, has united the whole community in Newport.  See Jessica Morden MP's adjournment debate here...
  • Regeneration of Coalfield Communities: see Lisa Nandy MPs, first Westminster Hall debate.  Read more...
  • Housing: impact of Government policies and the Comprehensive Spending Review on housing investment and supply. See Nick Raynsford MP's debate here...
  • Work Capability Assessments: see Natasha Engel MPs debate here...
  • Comprehensive Spending ReviewRead more...
Committee News. 
See all Committees listed here...
 
Questions
  • Transport: see all questions from Thursday here...
  • Scotland: see all questions from Wednesday here... 
  • Women and Equalities: see all questions 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:
  • Coalfield Regeneration (No. 876).  Read more... 
  • Government Economic Policy (No. 891).  Read more...
  • London Underground Job Losses (No. 920).  Read more... 
  • Funding for Fire Services (No. 921).  Read more... 
  • Work and Funding of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (No. 923).  Read more...
 
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).

 

House of Lords
Legislation
Superannuation Bill: Second reading of the Bill regarding the Civil Service compensation Scheme.  Read more...
Question
Health: Spending review 2010.  Read more... 
Prisons: Population - Government plans to reduce the prison population.  Read more...

Motion
Higher Education: funding - debate following Lord Browne's Report.  Read more...
Debate
Healthcare: calling attention to the Government's policy on patient-led healthcare, the focus on clinical outcomes and the role of health professionals.  Read more...

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