Summary Agenda Tuesday 27 March 2012

Summary Agenda

11.30 am



Private Business (without debate).

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health, including at 12.15 pm Topical Questions.

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements, including on National Planning Policy Framework.


Small Business Administration-Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Roger Williams) (for up to 20 minutes).

Backbench Business: Assisted Suicide (Motion) (may continue until 7.00 pm).

E-tabling of written questions (Motion) (no debate after 7.00 pm).

Business of the House (Finance (No. 4) Bill) (Motion) (no debate after 7.00 pm).

At the end of the sitting

Presentation of Public Petitions (without debate).

Adjournment Debate: Foreign secret intelligence and state secrets privilege (Mr David Davis) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

(Note: The Speaker will not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

Illegal sales of alcohol and tobacco (Jesse Norman).

11.00 am

16-18 mathematics education (Elizabeth Truss).

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

2.30 pm

Israel and the peace process (John Woodcock).

4.00 pm

Transposition into UK law of the EU Directive on Animal Experimentation (Nic Dakin).

4.30 pm

British expatriates and criminal justice in Punjab (Mr Dominic Raab) (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 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.


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

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

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 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 27th March 2012