Summary Agenda Wednesday 7 December 2011

Summary Agenda

11.30 am



Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development, including at 11.53 am Topical Questions.

12 noon

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).


Tax Refunds Regulation (Review)—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Mike Freer) (for up to 20 minutes).


Appointment of the Chair of the National Audit Office (Motion) (for up to one and a half hours).


Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Motion) (for up to one and a half hours).


European Union Document (Subsidiarity) (Motion) (for up to one and a half hours).


Opposed private business: London Local Authorities Bill [ Lords ]: Consideration of Bill, as amended (up to three hours).


Statutory Instrument (Motion for approval) (without debate).

At the end of the sitting

Adjournment Debate: Experimentation on animals (Mr David Amess) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).



Sitting in Westminster Hall


General Debates:

9.30 am

Government policy on Sudan and South Sudan (Mr William Bain [R]).

11.00 am

Government preparations for centenaries affecting the UK and Ireland (Naomi Long).

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm

2.30 pm

Transparency of charges on pension plans (Brandon Lewis).

4.00 pm

Government policy on Tibet (Simon Hughes).

4.30 pm

Cost of Trident nuclear missile and submarine replacement (Jeremy Corbyn) (until 5.00 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 rise of the House (whichever is earlier) on Tuesday 20 December. Thereafter, they may table oral and written questions electronically or by post.


       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 for tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc

Tuesday 20 December

Tuesday 10 January

Health (T)

Tuesday 20 December

Wednesday 11 January

Prime Minister

Tuesday 20 December

Thursday 12 January

Transport (T)
Women and Equalities

Tuesday 10 January
(First sitting day in January)

Monday 16 January
Wednesday 18 January

Education (T)

       * The latest time for tabling is 12.30 pm on each of these days.

       The results of the shuffles on 20 December will be published on 21 December. They will be available from the Vote Office and on the internet at

       For further details of last tabling days for other departments and answering bodies, see the Order of Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the internet at commons-table-office/order-of-oral-questions.pdf.


       The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Christmas Adjournment is 6.30 pm or the rise of the House (whichever is earlier), on Thursday 15 December (for answer on Tuesday 20 December). For Questions tabled between this time and the rise of the House on Tuesday 20 December, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer in Tuesday 10 January.

       After the House has adjourned on Tuesday 20 December, Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day written answer up to 4.30 pm on Monday 9 January will be treated as having been tabled on 9 January. Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Wednesday 11 January 2011, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Thursday 12 January.


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Prepared 7th December 2011