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Weekly Parliamentary Bulletin produced by the Trade Union Group of Labour MPs

Posted: 6th May 2011

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 MPs and unions.
The bulletin keeps trade unionists and others aware of issues which are taking place in Westminster that are of importance to the trade union movement.

 

House of Commons


 Legislation
Finance (No. 3) Bill: Committee stage.  See the debate here…  See the Bill and related documents here…
See the full list of Bills here…

Debates
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):  See the Lewisham East MP Heidi Alexander’s debate here…
Effect of the Budget on Coventry: see the Coventry South MP Jim Cunningham’s debate here…
Private Finance Initiative Hospitals: see Dave Watts’, MP for St Helens North, debate here…
Social Housing in London: see the Backbench Business debate here…

Questions
Scotland: see questions on Work Programme Contracts and Level of Unemployment here…
See Prime Minister Questions here…
Transport: see questions on the Cost of Crossrail and plans for Rail Franchising here…
Women and Equalities: see questions on Employment and State Pensions for Women here…

Petition
Bus Services (Hartlepool): presented by Iain Wright MP.  Read more…

Committees
Health:MP’s propose changes to the Government’s NHS Reforms.  See a copy of the report here…
Transport: MPs questioned bus users and the Minister about services after the Spending Review.  Watch here…

See all Committees listed 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 the Government.
 

  •  Workers’ Memorial Day(No. 1761).  Read more…
  •  NewcastleJournal ‘Let’s Grow’ Campaign(No. 1766).  Read more…

See the full list of EDMs here…
  

Parliament Live TV
 Watch PM Question Time, Committees and parliamentary debates online here...  www.parliamentlive.tv


 

House of Lords

Legislation
Postal Services Bill:Report Stage (1st day).  See the amendments listed clause by clause here…

Charities Bill:Second Reading.  See the debate and all relevant papers here…
See the full list of Bills here…
 

Questions
See questions regarding Housing Benefit and NHS Waiting Times and all other questions here…

Pensions: plans for a Single-Tier State Pension.  See the contributions here…


 

Next week in Westminister

House of Commons.  Read more…

House of Lords.  Read more…  

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