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House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Wednesday 15 December 2010

Summary Agenda
11.30 am
Prayers.
 
Motion for an Unopposed Return (without debate).
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.
12.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
Afterwards
St George’s Day and St David’s Day—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule ( Nadhim Zahawi ) (for up to 20 minutes).
 
Loans to Ireland Bill (Allocation of Time) (Motion) (for up to three hours).
 
Loans to Ireland Bill: Second Reading (may continue for up to three and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Loans to Ireland Bill (Allocation of Time) Motion, if that Motion is agreed to).
 
—followed by Money Resolution (without separate debate).
 
—followed by Remaining Stages, if the Loans to Ireland Bill (Allocation of Time) Motion is agreed to (may continue until 7.00 pm or for up to six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Loans to Ireland Bill (Allocation of Time) Motion, whichever is the later).
 
Standards and Privileges (Motion) (may continue until any hour, if the 7.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to).
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).
 
Adjournment Debate: Water, sanitation and hygiene in the developing world (Mr Don Foster) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

 
Sitting in Westminster Hall
 
General Debates:
9.30 am
Outdoor learning for children and teachers (Simon Hart).
11.00 am
Pollution in Horn Lane, Acton (Angie Bray).
The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.
2.30 pm
Financial support for students over the age of 16 (Teresa Pearce).
4.00 pm
Government support for small manufacturing businesses (Siobhain McDonagh).
4.30 pm
Flooding in Cornwall (Stephen Gilbert) (until 5.00 pm).

MEMORANDUM
CHRISTMAS ADJOURNMENT 2010
       Members wishing to table questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 10.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Tuesday 21 December. Thereafter, they may table questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post.
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
       Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made the following arrangements for tabling Questions for oral answer in the first sitting week in January:
Last date of tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc.
Tuesday 21 December
Monday 10 January
Work and Pensions
Tuesday 21 December
Tuesday 11 January
Justice
Tuesday 21 December
Wednesday 12 January
International DevelopmentPrime Minister
Monday 10 January(First sitting day in January)
Thursday 13 January
Business, Innovation and Skills
       * The shuffles will be held at 12.30 pm.
       The results of the shuffles on 21 December will be published on 22 December in a blue unofficial notice paper available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmordbk2/cmob2.htm.
       For further details of last tabling days, see the Order of Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons.
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
       The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Christmas Adjournment is 6.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Thursday 16 December (for answer on Tuesday 21 December). For Questions tabled between this time and the rising of the House on Tuesday 21 December, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 10 January.
       After the House has risen, Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day written answer up to 4.30 pm on Friday 7 January will be treated as having been tabled on that day. Such Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 11 January 2011; such Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday
12 January 2011.

 

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