Summary Agenda Wednesday 19 December 2012

Summary Agenda

11.30 am



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, including on Afghanistan: Quarterly Update.


Charities Act 2011 (Amendment)-Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Mr Peter Bone) (for up to 20 minutes).

Energy Bill:Second Reading (may continue until 7.00 pm).

-followed by Programme Motion (without separate debate).

-followed by Money Resolution (without separate debate).

-followed by Ways and Means Resolution (without separate debate).

-followed by Carry-Over Motion (without separate debate).

European Union Documents (Motion) (without debate).

Motions and amendments with a financial consequence for the House of Commons Administration Estimate (Amendment to Standing Orders) (no debate after 7.00 pm).

At the end of the sitting

Adjournment Debate: Portland search and rescue helicopter (Richard Drax) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

Food banks in Scotland (Lindsay Roy).

11.00 am

Government policy on the proposed sale of a Henry Moore sculpture (Rushanara Ali).

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm

2.30 pm

HIV risks, rights and health in developing countries (Pauline Latham).

4.00 pm

Community share of shale gas profits (Eric Ollerenshaw).

4.30 pm

Economy of Coventry and the West Midlands (Mr Jim Cunningham) (until 5.00 pm).



Members wishing to table Questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 5.30 pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Thursday 20 December. Thereafter, they may table Questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post, which will be treated as if tabled on Friday 4 January.


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 for tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc

Thursday 20 December

Monday 7 January

Home Office (T)

Thursday 20 December

Tuesday 8 January

Deputy Prime Minister (T)
Attorney General

Thursday 20 December

Wednesday 9 January

Prime Minister

Monday 7 January
(first sitting day after adjournment)

Thursday 10 January

Culture, Media and Sport (T)
Women and Equalities

* 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


Up until the rise of the House on Thursday 20 December, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 7 January. After the House has adjourned Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day written answer will be treated as having been tabled on Friday 4 January. Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 8 January, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 9 January.

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Prepared 19th December 2012