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TUG Bulletin for week ending 2 December 2010

Posted: 6th December 2010

This is the weekly Parliamentary Bulletin produced by the Trade Union Group of Labour MPs and sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors. The Trade Union Group of Labour MPs (TUG) has been established for many years. Based in Westminster, it aims to act as a bridge between unions and MPs. The bulletin keeps 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

Postal Services Bill: Committee Stage.  Read more…

Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill: Committee Stage.  Read more…
See the full list of Bills here…
 
Ministerial Statements

  • Scotland: The Minister announced publication of the Scotland Bill: this new Bill aims to strengthen the Scottish devolution settlement set out in the Scotland Act 1998, which established the first democratically elected Parliament for Scotland.  Read more…  See a copy of the Bill here…
     
  • Work and Pensions: Employment Programmes for Disability-related Barriers to Work.  Read more…
     
  • Home: “Building a Fairer Britain”:  the Government Equalities Office will be brought within the Home Office.  Read more…
     

Debates

  • Banking Reform: in Backbencher Business, Michael Meacher MP called upon the Government to establish a clearing house for approval of all financial derivatives.  Read more…
     
  • Tuition Fees: see the Shadow Secretary of State of BIS, John Denham MP, Opposition’s debate where he called on the Government to publish a White Paper on higher education in England, setting out the full detail of its plans for higher education funding and student finance before asking Parliament to vote on whether to raise the fee cap.  Read more…
  • Fisheries:  this year's EU talks are taking place against the backdrop of ongoing consultation on reform of the common fisheries policy.  Read more…

Questions

Committees

  • Business, Innovation and Skills: Government Assistance to Industry.  Read more…
     
  • Culture, Media and Sport: called for evidence on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Online.  Read more…
     
  • Health: See evidence sessions on Commissioning.  Read more…

See all Committees listed here…
 
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.
 

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ Giving Voice Campaign (No. 1107).  Read more…
  • Safety in the UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (No. 1129).  Read more…
     

See the full list of EDMs here…


Parliament Live TV
Watch committees and parliamentary debates online:  www.parliamentlive.tv 
 

House of Lords

 Legislation

Superannuation Bill: Report Stage, see Clause by Clause amendments of this Bill.  Read more…

Statement: Public Sector (Hutton Review): Will Hutton published the interim report of his review of fair pay in the public sector.  Read more… 
 

Next week in Westminister

House of Commons.  Read more…

House of Lords.  Read more…  

 

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliamentary Business.  Read more...

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