Order of Business Friday 23 March 2012

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Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons

Order of Business

At 9.30 am Prayers


Main Business

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† 1 WAYS AND MEANS: Adjourned debate on Question [21 March] [Until 2.30 pm]

1. Amendment of the law

(1) That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance.

(2) This Resolution does not extend to the making of any amendment with respect to value added tax so as to provide-

(a) for zero-rating or exempting a supply, acquisition or importation,

(b) for refunding an amount of tax,

(c) for any relief, other than a relief that-

(i) so far as it is applicable to goods, applies to goods of every description, and

(ii) so far as it is applicable to services, applies to services of every description.-(Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer).

For the remaining Budget Motions, numbers 2 to 72, and those relating to Procedure and Money, see separate Paper.

Those Motions are to be moved at the conclusion of the Budget Debate, after the decision on the Motion before the House on Amendment of the law. They will be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 51(3)).

Debate may continue until 2.30 pm.

At the end of the sitting:


Proposed subject: Prevention and management of diabetes (Keith Vaz).

Debate may continue until 3.00 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 11).


Friday 23 March

Time of publication



Public Accounts

00.01 am

HC 1803

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: reducing bureaucracy in further education in England (Seventy-sixth Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Launch of the National Careers Service and publication of The Right Advice at the Right Time.

2Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Retail and manufacturing consultation.

3Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: ECOFIN 13 March 2012.

4Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Disabled facilities grant funding.

5Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Traveller site provision.

6Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan Monthly Progress Report March 2012.

7Secretary of State for Health: Enforcement of the Abortion Act 1967.

8Secretary of State for Transport: Additional funding for buses.

9Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Changes to the automatic enrolment timetable.

10Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Discretionary Social Fund Scheme.

Prepared 23rd March 2012