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    Hi all,

    Quick reminder that A26 - Banned User Amendment is still up for voting in the Division Lobby. Also gone to vote is the Local Government (Reform) Bill.

    The Rt Hon Metrobeans has submitted an EDM on the Inauguration of Barack Obama. If you agree with the sentiments expressed by the Privy Counsellor then please follow the instructions here.

    Within the House there are three bills currently up for discussion. Firstly the Student Study Leave Bill is on a Second Reading. The Socialist Party have submitted a bill on the Public Ownership of Water. Finally the Liberal Democrats have submitted a bill on the Legalisation of Cannabis.

    A quick reminder that there is a House of Commons meet in London this weekend, I would encourage as many as possible to come. Sadly I will not be present and so you will not be able to take advantage of the contents of the Barman of the House of Commons Amendment, the passing of which in the Division Lobby it is my duty to inform the house.

    Regards,

    ukebert
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    Hi Everyone, long time no see!

    First of all just to let you all know that I'm going to be returning to the position as Speaker this Saturday (24th January) after attending the HoC meet.

    I will however have a slightly reduced than usual time for which I hope you can all bear with me for as I've got to go home for the funeral of my Grandfather who passed away at the weekend and sort various bits out.

    During this time, by trusty Barman (who i think has done a sterling job) will be keeping his powers so if I do have any problems he can continue running the house.

    its been great to see such high levels of activity in the house recently and I think you should all give yourselves a pat on the back because I know with exams and everything else its hard to find time to write these bills and whatnot but i'm really pleased to see that you've had the division lobby crammed recently. and there is still more stuff coming up for discussion.

    Thanks for supporting ukebert in his role as deputy speaker / barman and please ensure he is rewarded adequately.

    Cheers,

    Dan

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    I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!Hi Everyone,

    just to let you know i am now back in full swing with the speaker position and will be back to business as usual as of now.

    I'd like to thank ukebert for all his work that he's done as deputy speaker/barman and wish that he continues to serve drinks well in the commons bar!

    just a quick run down of what we've still got running in the house at the moment.

    Discussion:
    B118 - Public Ownership of Water Utilities Bill
    B119 - Misuse of drugs (Legalization of Cannabis) Act 2009

    Voting:
    V115 - The Local Government (Reform) Bill
    V117 - Student Study Leave Bill

    Other:
    EDM - Concerning Ban-Ki-Moon

    Also would like to thank all of you who attended our first full HoC meet and not just party ones, was a good time even though there were so few of us (and i apologise for my early departure). would be great to have another on in the future when more people can attend.

    If parties are planning on making any changes to their MP's can they please send me an up to date list of their MP's otherwise i won't be accepting people into the MP group unless i'm fully aware of any changes that are going on. so again if you've had any changes what so ever in your party can you please send me an up to date MP list.

    Cheers

    Dan



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    HI Folks,

    Me again!!! yep i'm back and still as bad as ever at sending daily PM's

    So here is what's happenign at the moment in the HoC. I'm still trying to sort everything out since my return and I will be going over the activity of members again shortly so we can see how active people are being.

    Discussion:

    B118 - Public Ownership of Water Utilities Bill

    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill


    Voting:

    V117 - Student Study Leave Bill

    V119 - Misuse of drugs (Legalization of Cannabis) Act 2009


    Other:

    EDM - Support to Georgia's sovereignty

    other than that can i please remind everyone to vote its really important and its also nice to have inboxes kept clear so messages can be recieved, and if anyone is away or needs a proxy etc please let me know with ideally a weeks notice. just so i can make sure i note it down.

    Cheers

    Dan

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    HOC stuff... arghhhHi Folks,

    its going to be a busy week this one, so I'll apologise in advance for all my daily PM's that i'll be sending. there is a fair overlap of stuff going to vote and coming up for discussion.

    anyway this is whats happening in the HoC at the moment:

    Discussion:

    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill

    B121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009


    Voting:

    V117 - Student Study Leave Bill


    V118 - Public Ownership of Water Utilities Bill

    V119 - Misuse of drugs (Legalization of Cannabis) Act 2009

    Other Stuff:

    EDM - Support to Georgia's sovereignty


    ALso lots of people are trying to join the MP groups, unless i'm clearly informed of this in advance (7 days in advance) with a minimum of 4 days so i can ensure people are removed from the group with time to spare so there is no overlap of voting. i think i may have allowed people to join the group too early when others may have voted so i may be adjusting polls slightly and announcing different results to what are being displayed, apologies for this, but it was going on whilst i was administering the group along with owen so in the handover things might have got confused.

    for this reason I am asking for a Full list of MP's to be sent to me ASAP just so i can check we are all correct. that or could I ask people to ensure the wiki page is updated.

    so if you want any proxy voters then I'm going to ask for a weeks notice, with a 4 day overlap where one person will be removed from the group before the other is added.

    and as a reminder i will need pm's to confirm any proxy voters from either the person who is being replaced and/or the party leader.

    Cheers

    Dan




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    HOC stuff (sorry for all these messages)Evening All,

    only me again, jsut to keep you updated as to what is going on.


    Discussion:

    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill

    B121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009

    B122 - The Business Rates Relief (Town Centres) Bill


    Voting:

    V117 - Student Study Leave Bill

    V118 - Public Ownership of Water Utilities Bill

    V119 - Misuse of drugs (Legalization of Cannabis) Act 2009


    Other:

    EDM - Support to Georgia's sovereignty


    please ensure you are voting on all bills.

    also i've got 2 more bills to put up for discussion over the next few days so please can you ensure inboxes are kept clear (especially those of you who i've quoted in the speakers chamber thread)


    Cheers

    Dan


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    yet more HoC (sorry)
    Evening all,

    more stuff, as always!

    just keep voting and discussing on all this stuff just a reminder MP's are required to vote on all bills. if you not able to vote then please let me know in advance so i don't mark you as being AWOL.

    Discussion:

    A27 - Constitutional Amendment (Private Members bills)

    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill

    B121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009

    B122 - The Business Rates Relief (Town Centres) Bill

    B123 - Taxation Act 2009 (Conservative)


    Voting

    V118 - Public Ownership of Water Utilities Bill


    V119 - Misuse of drugs (Legalization of Cannabis) Act 2009

    Other

    EDM - Support to Georgia's sovereignty


    Cheers

    Dan

    P.S honestly I'll stop with all these PM's when things get quieter until then you'll have to endure them and keep inboxes clear.



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    More bloody bills!!!HI Folks,

    seems things are getting a tad crowded in the HoC subforum withthe great amount of bills we are having submitted at the moment. I must congratulate all parties who are being extremely proactive with writing bills tis so great to see. never in all my time in the HoC have i seen so many bills in 1 week!!

    Discussion:

    A27 - Constitutional Amendment (Private Members bills)

    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill

    B121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009

    B122 - The Business Rates Relief (Town Centres) Bill

    B123 - Taxation Act 2009 (Conservative)

    B124 - Pensions Bill 2009



    Voting:

    V118 - Public Ownership of Water Utilities Bill

    V119 - Misuse of drugs (Legalization of Cannabis) Act 2009 (possibly closed by the time you get this message)


    Other:

    EDM - Support to Georgia's sovereignty

    we still have more to come so i apologise folks. but on the whole tis good stuff you are coming up with

    Dan



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    HoC - few days restbite.
    Hi Folks,

    I'm postponing any new bill discussion for a few days, i feel that whilst its nice having the house so active, the bills are not getting discussed in enough detail because there is so much to take in with everything that is going on and things may start being overlooked.

    I'm going to give it 2 or 3 days so that we get some more stuff moving over to the division lobby before i post any new bills up for discussion.

    during this time i'll happily take on new bills to post in the hansard so they are ready to go for discussion after these 2 or 3 days have passed to ensure votes are taking place.

    I hope you all understand why i do this, but if the general consensus is you want me to continue posting bills then i will do so later on this evening. (if you want me to continue without us having this little restbite please pm me and i'll see how many people want it and make a decision)

    other than that please check out the division lobby and the Hoc general forum for everything that is currently under discussion and voting

    Cheers

    Dan

    Ps apologies for such an unorganised PM I've only just got to Bangor since leaving the house at 9am this morning.



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    HoC Quick MessageHI Folks,

    Hope you have all had a nice day in the snow... wish it had actually settled here so we had more than 1cm but ah well!

    Just a quicky before Normal service will resume tomorrow with stuff (I hope)..

    I've sent a few things to a cessation period as i've not had any instruction on what to do with the proposed Bills. so if anyone that's submitted a bill to me recently can let me know what you want doing with it ASAP it would be much appreciated.


    We have a new EDM - commending the DWP which has been proposed by Nynyflower if you agree please post in it with the usual. if not then please don't post.

    Cheers guys and will send you a more comprehensive pm tomorrow when normal service will resume!

    Dan



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    Normal service has resumedHi Folks,

    As you can see we now have a lovely new design for the site so Its going to distract me somewhat with its new shininess and will probably detract my attention.

    anyway HoC wise we still have lots for discussion, and I'm still awaiting people to tell me what they want to happen withthe bills currently up for discussion so the sooner you can do that the better

    anyway

    Cessation:


    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill

    B121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009


    Discussion:


    B122 - The Business Rates Relief (Town Centres) Bill

    B123 - Taxation Act 2009 (Conservative)

    B124 - Pensions Bill 2009


    B125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009 - New for discussion!



    Voting:

    A27 - Constitutional Amendment (Private Members Bills)


    Other:


    EDM - Commending the DWP

    as a reminder for EDM's please can you only post in the thread if you agree with it, if not please don't post.

    Cheers

    Dan

    P.s

    can those of you who have submitted bills please let me know what you want doing with them (ie second readings orto go to voting) I'm holding everything in cessation until I know.



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    Hi Everyone,

    The usual daily updates... first of all going to start off with a little moan (sorry)

    all be it our recent high level of bill activity has been good we've come across this issue whereby bills are now entering cessation periods because I've not got responses back from people about whether their bills are to go to a vote or second reading.

    I always give 2 days notice (minimum) before it needs action to be taken so you will usually have 2 or 3 days to let me know what you want to happen with the bill. there are now 3 bills in cessation. and I need to know ASAP what to do with them so they can be voted on, scrapped or have further readings issued. could everyone please get back to me about these.

    anyway rant over, now down to the usual:

    Discussion:


    B124 - Pensions Bill 2009


    B125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009

    B126 - Hospital Car Parking Bill 2009 - New

    A28 - constitutional amendment (Coalitions)
    - New



    Voting:

    A27 - Constitutional Amendment (Private Members bills)

    V122 - The Business Rates Relief (Town Centres) Bill - New


    Other:


    EDM - Commending the DWP



    That's all for now folks,

    please ensure you're keeping track on the current bills in discussion as well as trying to come up with new ones.

    Dan


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    HoC Update - loonies are back in town
    Hi Folks,

    here is todays update for the HoC, still got a few things in cessation but after my little rant yesterday I've had one of the cessations resolved.

    aaaaaanyway seems the loonies are back in town and have submitted a new bill for discussion:


    Discussion:

    A28 - constitutional amendment (Coalitions) - no discussion as of yet


    B121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009 (Second Reading) - New


    B124 - Pensions Bill 2009


    B125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009

    B126 - Hospital Car Parking Bill 2009

    B127 - Parliamentary Expenses Bill
    - New



    Voting:

    A27 - Constitutional Amendment (Private Members bills)


    V122 - The Business Rates Relief (Town Centres) Bill


    Other

    EDM - Commending the DWP



    Please remember as MP's you are required to vote, if unable to do so I must be informed, if a proxy voter is needed i need minimum of 4 days notice.

    Regards,

    Dan



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    HoC Update -
    Hi Folks,

    Apologise I wasn't around yesterday evening/this morning doing the usual rounds with the HoC, I managed to lose my internet connection some how but at least its kind of back up and running again now...

    anyway here is the usual babble about what is currently happening in the HoC:

    Discussion

    A28 - constitutional amendment (Coalitions)


    B121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009 (Second Reading)

    B124 - Pensions Bill 2009 (Second Reading) - New


    B125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009

    B126 - Hospital Car Parking Bill 2009

    B127 - Parliamentary Expenses Bill



    Voting

    A27 - Constitutional Amendment (Private Members bills) - if you get this message in time yo cast a vote.

    V122 - The Business Rates Relief (Town Centres) Bill




    Cessation

    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill (socialist) - 2 days remaining in cessation

    B123 - Taxation Act 2009 (Conservative) - 4 days remaining in cessation

    All bills that have no instruction after this 7 day cessation period will be closed and withdrawn from the house, if they are to be re-submitted at a future date they will take on a different Bill number. could those parties who have bills in cessation please let me know asap what you want done with them


    Cheers

    Dan



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    latest HoC goings-on
    Morning all,

    not really got anything changed from yesterday, but would like to take this opportunity to remind you all that as MP's you have to vote on all Bills, i'm going to go through the last few votes (when i have time) and look at the MP activity. those who i deem have not been active will be notified.

    anyway down to business:

    Discussion:


    A28 - constitutional amendment (Coalitions)

    B124 - Pensions Bill 2009 (Second Reading)


    B125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009

    B126 - Hospital Car Parking Bill 2009

    B127 - Parliamentary Expenses Bill


    Voting:

    V121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009
    - NEW




    Cessation:

    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill - 1 day remaining

    B123 - Taxation Act 2009 (Conservative) - 3 days remaining

    if you have a bill in cessation can you please notify me of what to do with it asap otherwise it will be discarded. any other bills you have for discussion can you keep me informed of what you want to happen with them.


    Cheers

    Dan



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    HoC StuffHi Folks,

    again I'm suffering from poor internet connection but this time due to housemates sucking bandwidth.

    anyway the usual:

    Discussion

    B123 - Taxation Act 2009 (Second Reading) - New

    B124 - Pensions Bill 2009 (Second Reading)

    B125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009

    B126 - Hospital Car Parking Bill 2009

    B127 - Parliamentary Expenses Bill



    A28 - constitutional amendment (Coalitions)



    Voting

    V121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009



    Other

    EDM - Australian Fires



    Cessation

    B120 - The Tax Avoidance Agency Bill - cessation has expired and this bill has therefore been withdrawn from the house.


    Cheers

    Dan

    P.S if you have bills up for discussion can you please keep me informed as and when you feel you want a second reading, or it to go to voting / cessation. I will try and contact you to find out what is happening. but if not please can you try to keep me in on what is happening.


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    HoC - more stuff is happeningHi Everyone,

    First of all, for those of you that may have noticed I've just agreed to be a minimod in GD, this does not mean in any way I will be taking my eye off the ball in the HoC.

    Alasdair has already raised a point that I do now have minimod powers in the HoC, I will not be using these unless the Admin team allow me to do so.

    I also have to apologise that last night I wasn't really in any fit state to do the general HoC stuff and everything has had to be carried over for 1 extra day.

    anyway down to business:

    Discussion:


    A28 - constitutional amendment (Coalitions)

    B123 - Taxation Act 2009 (Second Reading)

    B124 - Pensions Bill 2009 (Second Reading)
    - No contributions have been made so far to this reading


    B126 - Hospital Car Parking Bill 2009

    B128 - The Death with Dignity Bill
    - New



    Voting:


    V121 - Abolition of the Television License Bill 2009


    V125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009 - New

    V127 - Parliamentary Expenses Bill
    - New



    Other:

    EDM - Australian Fires



    Cheers

    Dan


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    HoC - the Usual
    Morning all,

    Apologies for doing all this admin stuff late at night but it seems to be the only time i get a chance to do it.

    anyway a few things have changed today. there is very little stuff left to discuss and more stuff has gone to cessation.

    anyway:

    Discussion:

    B123 - Taxation Act 2009 (Second Reading)


    B128 - The Death with Dignity Bill


    Voting:


    V124 - Pensions Bill 2009
    - New


    V125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009

    V127 - Parliamentary Expenses Bill


    Other:


    EDM - Australian Fires


    EDM - Smiley Endorsement - New


    Cessation:


    A28 - constitutional amendment

    B126 - Hospital Car Parking Bill 2009



    Thanks

    Dan


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    I wanna love like the commons people... the commons people like you!
    Hi Folks,

    that's as much about valentines day as you are going to get from me... now down to business:

    Discussion

    Naff All

    B128 - The Death with Dignity Bill - withdrawn


    Voting:

    V123 - Taxation Act 2009 - New

    V124 - Pensions Bill 2009

    V125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009

    V127 - Parliamentary Expenses Bill


    Other:

    EDM - Smiley Endorsement


    Cessation


    A28 - constitutional amendment (Coalitions) - 6 days remaining

    B126 - Hospital Car Parking Bill 2009 - 6 days remaining


    Hope you all have a good valentines day, if not enjoy the rugby... failing that spend all day sat on TSR

    Cheers

    Dan


    Please clear your inbox!!

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    HoC - Nothing new (just reminders)Hello Everyone,

    nothing new at all to report on, just want to make sure that everyone is casting votes as is required by MP's.

    also if anyone is having problems with internet etc as I know one person is please let me know whenever you can so I can take this into account when I see votes being missed.

    anyway here is what's happening in the HoC at the moment:

    Voting:

    V123 - Taxation Act 2009

    V124 - Pensions Bill 2009

    V125 - Charitys Tax abolition Act 2009

    V127 - Parliamentary Expenses Bill


    Other:

    EDM - Smiley Endorsement


    Hope you all had a good valentines day :rolleyes:

    All the best

    Dan

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