Summary Agenda Tuesday 20 December 2011

Summary Agenda

11.30 am



Private Business (without debate).


Oral Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister, including at 11.50 am Topical Questions.

12.10 pm

Oral Questions to the Attorney General.

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions (if any), Ministerial Statements, including on Public Service Pensions.


National Health Service (Right to Treatment)—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Hugh Bayley) (for up to 20 minutes).


Backbench Business: General Debate: Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment (may continue until 7.00 pm).

At the end of the sitting

Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).


Adjournment Debate: Abduction of Lydia Hunt (Stephen Timms) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).



Sitting in Westminster Hall


General Debates:

9.30 am

First Great Western rail franchise (Sarah Newton).

11.00 am

Exemptions to child support payments (Mr Wayne David).

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm

2.30 pm

Government policy on rail services from and to Scotland (Mark Lazarowicz).

4.00 pm

Testing for firearms residue in criminal cases (Damian Collins).

4.30 pm

Stafford Hospital Accident and Emergency Department (Jeremy Lefroy) (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


       For Questions tabled until the rise of the House on Tuesday 20 December, the earliest named day for written answer is 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, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Thursday 12 January.


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Prepared 20th December 2011