Summary Agenda Tuesday 24 March 2012

Summary Agenda

2.30 pm



Private Business (without debate).

Oral Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, including at 3.15 pm Topical Questions.

3.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).


Presentation of Bill (without debate).

Food Labelling (Halal and Kosher Meat)-Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Philip Davies) (for up to 20 minutes).

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill:Consideration of Lords Message (for up to one hour).

Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (Motion) (for up to one and a half hours).

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

General Debate: National Planning Policy Framework (may continue until 10.00 pm).

Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).

European Union Document (Motion) (without debate).

Business of the House (Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [Lords]) (Motion) (no debate after 10.00 pm).

Delegated Legislation (Motion) (no debate after 10.00 pm).

At the end of the sitting

Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).

Adjournment Debate: Jobs at Group Lotus (Mr Richard Bacon) (until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

School funding (Richard Graham).

11.00 am

Human rights in Uganda (Jim Shannon).

12.30 pm

Future of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Julian Smith).

1.00 pm

Government policy on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (Sandra Osborne).

1.30 pm

Procurement of local services and goods by local authorities (John Stevenson) (until 2.00 pm).



All notices of Questions fall at Prorogation. Questions tabled for answer on a named day after Prorogation will not be answered. Questions for ordinary written answer tabled shortly before Prorogation may not receive a substantive answer before Prorogation. They cannot be answered after Prorogation. Once Parliament has been prorogued, Members may send notices of Questions relating to the new Session to the Table Office by post or through the e-tabling system. These notices will be treated as having been received on the day of the State Opening.


Members may table notices of Questions in person in the Table Office from 9.30 am on Wednesday 9 May, the day of the State Opening.

There will be no Question Time on the first three sitting days of the new Session. Shuffles will take place at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 9 May for the oral Questions to Departments being answered on Tuesday 15 May and Wednesday 16 May; and a shuffle will be held on Thursday 10 May for oral questions to the Prime Minister on Wednesday 16 May. The rota of Departments answering oral questions from Tuesday 15 May will be set out in the Order of Questions which will be issued when the date of Prorogation is confirmed. It will be available from the Vote Office and via the Parliamentary Intranet at

The earliest date in the new Session for which a Question may be set down for named day written answer is Monday 14 May.


The last day in the Session on which effective notices of new Motions (including Early Day Motions) and added names can be submitted by Members is the day before prorogation takes place. No new Motions may therefore be tabled on the day of Prorogation nor may any names be added to existing Motions on that day.

All Motions fall at Prorogation.

New Motions, and added names to them, may be submitted to the Table Office from Wednesday 9 May.

Continue to Order of Business

Prepared 24th April 2012