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Summary Agenda Wednesday 21 March 2012

Summary Agenda

11.30 am

Prayers.

Afterwards

Oral Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, including at 11.53 am Topical Questions.

12 noon

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).

Afterwards

Presentation of Bill (without debate).

Financial Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer (followed by debate on the Budget Resolutions) (may continue until 7.00 pm).

European Union Documents (Motion) (without debate).

Sittings of the House (27 March) (Motion) (no debate after 7.00 pm).

Delegated Legislation (Motion) (no debate after 7.00 pm).

At the end of the sitting

Adjournment Debate: Job losses in the pharmaceutical industry (Catherine McKinnell) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).


Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

Thames Steel and the future of UK steel production (Tom Blenkinsop).

11.00 am

Global access to water and sanitation (Naomi Long).

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.

2.30 pm

Safety of journalists abroad (Mr Don Foster).

4.00 pm

Litigation friends (John Hemming).

4.30 pm

Mobility scooter safety (Alison Seabeck) (until 5.00 pm).



MEMORANDUM

EASTER ADJOURNMENT 2012

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 27 March. Thereafter they may table Questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post. Questions for written answer received before 4.30 pm on Friday 13 April will be treated as if tabled on that day.

TABLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

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 27 March

Monday 16 April

Education (T)

Tuesday 27 March

Tuesday 17 April

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (T)

Tuesday 27 March

Wednesday 18 April

Scotland
Prime Minister

Monday 16 April

(First sitting day after the Adjournment)

Thursday 19 April

Transport (T)
Women and Equalities

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

The results of the shuffles on 27 March will be published on 28 March. They will be available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfutoral/futoral.pdf

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 http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-table-office/order-of-oral-questions.pdf

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Easter Adjournment is 6.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Thursday 22 March (for answer on Tuesday 27 March). For Questions tabled after this time and before the rise of the House on Tuesday 27 March, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 16 April.

After the House has adjourned, Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day written answer up to 4.30 pm on Friday 13 April will be treated as having been tabled on that day. Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 17 April, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 18 April.


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Prepared 21st March 2012