Summary Agenda Tuesday 5 February 2013

Summary Agenda

11.30 am



Private Business (without debate).

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

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).


Building Regulations (External Retaining and Load-bearing Walls)-Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Stephen Mosley) (for up to 20 minutes).

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) 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 Carry-Over Motion (without separate debate).

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

At the end of the sitting

Adjournment Debate: Participation in outdoor pursuits (David Rutley) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

HM Revenue and Customs capacity and resources (John McDonnell).

11.00 am

Standards of care and future services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (John Woodcock).

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm

2.30 pm

Government policy on animal experiments (Henry Smith).

4.00 pm

Strategic improvements to the A120 (Priti Patel).

4.30 pm

Universal credit in Wales (Stephen Doughty) (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 14 February. Thereafter, they may table questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post, which will be treated as if tabled on Friday 22 February.


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 14 February

Monday 25 February

Defence (T)

Thursday 14 February

Tuesday 26 February

Health (T)

Thursday 14 February

Wednesday 27 February

Prime Minister

Monday 25 February
(first sitting day after adjournment)

Thursday 28 February

Transport (T)
Leader of the House and House of Commons Commission

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

The results of the shuffles on 14 February will be published on 15 February. 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


The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the February Adjournment is 10.30 pm or the rise of the House (whichever is earlier) on Monday 11 February (for answer on Thursday 14 February). For Questions tabled after this time and before the rise of the House on Thursday 14 February, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 25 February.

After the House has adjourned Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day will be treated as having been tabled on Friday 22 February. Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 26 February, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 27 February.

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Prepared 5th February 2013