Future Business of the House as at 19th May 2009

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Benny Spooner

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

- The future business of the House as at Tuesday 19th May 2009.

Kind regards,

Benny Spooner

FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mr Spooner,

Thank you for your email dated 21 May 2009 which was received by the House
of Commons on the same day.

The information you have requested, relating to business of the House, is
publicly available through the website [1]www.parliament.uk. This
includes information on:

. Bills and legislation
[2]http://www.parliament.uk/business/bills_...

. The Parliamentary calendar of business including summary
agenda, order of business and question book
[3]http://services.parliament.uk/calendar/

. The Weekly Information Bulletin, which is produced weekly when
the House is in session and includes recent and forthcoming business of
the House of Commons plus some for the House of Lords.
[4]http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

Further information relating to Parliamentary business that is not held by
the House of Commons can be found on the website of the Office of the
Leader of the House of Commons on [5]www.commonsleader.gov.uk and in the
Queen's speech, which contains an outline of the Government's policies and
proposed new legislation for the new parliamentary session
[6]http://www.parliament.uk/faq/lords_state....

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House
of Commons to conduct an internal review of this decision. Requests for
internal review should be addressed to: Freedom of Information Officer,
Department of Resources, House of Commons London SW1 OAA or
[7][House of Commons request email]. Please ensure that you specify the nature of
your complaint and any arguments or points that you wish to make.

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner
at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Katy Turner

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Coordinator

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Benny Spooner

Dear Katy Turner,

Thank you for your email of 2nd June 2009 responding to my freedom of information act request.

My request may have been somewhat ambiguous, and I apologise if this was the case, but I was actually requesting the future business papers that form part of the vote bundle as they were at 19th May 2009.

The most recent example of these papers can be found by accessing the following page on the parliament website,

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

however to the best of my knowledge it is not possible to access historical versions of these papers via your website.

I would therefore be grateful if you could either supply these papers as they were at 19th May 2009 or advise me where I can access them on your website. For the avoidance of doubt, I am requesting all the sections (A to F inclusive) as these were published on that day.

Yours sincerely,

Benny Spooner

KELLY, Mandy, House of Commons

Dear Mr Spooner

Thank you for your email dated 6 June 2009 which was received on 8 June.

We shall deal with this as a new request and endeavour to provide a
response by 6 July. If you have any queries about your request, please
contact me.

Mandy Kelly
Freedom of Information Assistant

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FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear Mr Spooner,

Thank you for your request for information, which is copied below.

The information you have requested is not available electronically on our
website, as the information on future business to which you were directed
in our previous response is overwritten each week. The information you
have requested is available in hard copy. This can either be obtained by
you directly from through The Stationary Office ([1]www.tso.co.uk) for a
charge. Alternatively, if you are able to supply us with your address, we
can post this to you for no charge.

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House
of Commons to conduct an internal review of this decision. Requests for
internal review should be addressed to: Freedom of Information Officer,
Department of Resources, House of Commons London SW1 OAA or
[2][House of Commons request email]. Please ensure that you specify the nature of
your complaint and any arguments or points that you wish to make.

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner
at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Bob Castle

Head of Information Rights and Information Security

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Benny Spooner

Dear Bob Castle,

Thank you for your reply to my Freedom of Information Act Request dated 6th July.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically, and would therefore ask for document to be scanned in and emailed if the original electronic version cannot be located.

I would be grateful if you could give effect to this preference as far as reasonably practicable in accordance with Section 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Many thanks,

Benny Spooner

FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

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Dear Mr Spooner,

Please find attached a copy of the order paper of the day in question,
which has been located. This includes future business.

Yours sincerely,

Bob Castle

Head of Information Rights and Information Security

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FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

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Dear Mr Spooner

In response to your request I attach an electronic pdf version of the
Future Business of the House as at 19th May 2009 - parts A-E.

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask
the House of Commons to conduct an internal review of this
decision. Requests for internal review should be addressed to:
Freedom of Information Officer, Department of Resources, House of
Commons London SW1 OAA or [House of Commons request email]. Please
ensure that you specify the nature of your complaint and any
arguments or points that you wish to make.

If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information
Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Bob Castle
Head of Information Rights and Information Security

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Dear Bob Castle,

Thank you very much for your helpful response and for providing the information in electronic form.

This request has highlighted that whereas early day motions are currently archived on the parliament website, motions which form part of the "remaining orders of the day" (and are included in the future business) are not. Archiving the full order paper, including the future business, would be a significant improvement to the service provided by the parliament website, and it would be good if you could pass this feedback onto the relevant team.

Thanks again,

Benny Spooner

BREVITT, Brenda, House of Commons

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Dear Mr Spooner

Thank you for your comments, which have been forwarded to the
appropriate service managers responsible for the production of the Order
Paper.

Yours sincerely

________________________________________________________________

Brenda Brevitt
Project Officer
FOI, Department of Resources
House of Commons
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