Summary Agenda Tuesday 15 May 2012

Summary Agenda

2.30 pm



Motion for an Unopposed Return (without debate).

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice, including at 3.15 pm Topical Questions.

3.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).


Queen’s Speech (Motion for an Address) (proposed subjects for debate:Foreign Affairs and International Development) (may continue until 10.00 pm).

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

At the end of the sitting

Adjournment Debate: Redeveloping Lowestoft train station (Peter Aldous) (until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).




The book for the Ballot for Private Members’ Bills will be placed in the No Division Lobby on Tuesday 15 May between 2.30 pm and the rise of the House and Wednesday 16 May between 11.30 am and the rise of the House (except during a Division).

Members may enter in the list only one name-either their own or that of another Member who has authorised them to do so-and no name may appear more than once. A Member entering another’s name forfeits his or her own chance to enter the ballot.

The Speaker has appointed 10.00 am on Thursday 17 May and Committee Room 10 as the time and place for holding the Ballot. At about 10.30 am on that day the list of successful Members ("Result of the Ballot for Bills") will be posted in the No Lobby and copies of this list will be available in the Vote Office. Members who win a place in the Ballot will receive a note about the subsequent procedure.


Ballot Bills will be presented on Wednesday 20 June (SO No. 14(6)).

Following the agreement by the House on Tuesday 21 February of dates of periodic adjournments, the earliest date to give notice of presentation of Bills under Standing Order No. 57 (presentation and first reading) will be Thursday 21 June (SO No. 14(7)(b)) and the earliest day for which a notice of presentation may be given will be Monday 25 June.

Thursday 21 June will also be the earliest date on which notice can be given of a Motion for leave to bring in a Bill under Standing Order No. 23 (the "ten minute rule"), initially for Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 July.


Nominations must be received in writing in the Lower Table Office between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm on Wednesday 16 May 2012 (the day before the ballot).

A Member whose party is represented in Her Majesty’s Government is not eligible to be a candidate.

Each nomination shall consist of a signed statement made by the candidate declaring their willingness to stand for election, accompanied by the signatures of not fewer than 20 nor more than 25 Members, of whom no fewer than 10 shall be members of a party represented in Her Majesty’s Government and no fewer than 10 shall be members of a party not so represented or of no party.

If there is more than one candidate, the ballot will take place in the division lobbies between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 17 May.

Continue to Order of Business

Prepared 15th May 2012