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Session 2010-12
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Summary Agenda Tuesday 17 May 2011

Summary Agenda
2.30 pm
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice, including at 3.15 pm Topical Questions.
3.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
Dangerous Driving (Maximum Sentence)—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Karl Turner) (for up to 20 minutes).
Localism Bill (Ways and Means Resolution) (for up to 45 minutes).
Localism Bill (Programme) (No. 2) (Motion) (for up to 45 minutes).
Localism Bill: Report Stage (first day) (may continue until 10.00 pm).
Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).
Church of England Measures (Motions) (without debate).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Future of public health observatories (Grahame M. Morris) (until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debates:
9.30 am
Future of social care services (Alex Cunningham).
11.00 am
Role of religious education in schools (Fiona Bruce).
12.30 pm
Future of the Forensic Science Service (Jonathan Reynolds).
1.00 pm
Treatment of problem gambling (Philip Davies).
1.30 pm
Transfer of public sector jobs in HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency out of Grimsby (Austin Mitchell) (until 2.00 pm).

       Members wishing to table questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 7.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Tuesday 24 May. After that, they may table questions for oral or written answer electronically or by post, and questions for written answer received before 4.30 pm on Monday 6 June will be treated as if tabled on that day. Questions for written answer submitted after that time will be treated as if tabled on Tuesday 7 June.
       Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made the following arrangements for tabling questions for oral answer when the House returns:
Last date of tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc.
Tuesday 24 May
Tuesday 7 June
Tuesday 24 May
Wednesday 8 June
International Development; Prime Minister
Tuesday 24 May
Thursday 9 June
Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 7 June(First sitting day after the Adjournment)
Monday 13 June
Work and Pensions
       * The shuffles will be held at 12.30 pm.
       The results of the shuffles on Tuesday 24 May will be available on Wednesday 25 May from the Vote Office and on the internet at
       The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Whitsun adjournment is 6.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Thursday 19 May, for answer on Tuesday 24 May.
       The following dates have been specified for the minimum notice for tabling named day written questions for answer after the adjournment:
Time for tabling
For answer at earliest on
10.30 pm or the rising of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Monday 23 May
Tuesday 7 June
7.30 pm or the rising of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Tuesday 24 May
Wednesday 8 June


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