Summary Agenda Wednesday 24 April 2013

Summary Agenda

11.30 am



Private Business (without debate).

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland.

12 noon

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements, including on Abu Qatada.


Planning Permission (Financial Penalties)-Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Jeremy Lefroy) (for up to 20 minutes).

Public Service Pensions Bill:Consideration of Lords Message (for up to one hour).

Defamation Bill:Consideration of Lords Message (for up to one hour).

Opposition Day: Abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board (for up to three hours).

European Union Document (Motion) (without debate).

At the end of the sitting

Presentation of Public Petitions (without debate).

Adjournment Debate: Attracting girls to ICT careers (Chi Onwurah) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

Case of Shaker Aamer (Jane Ellison).

11.00 am

Reducing food waste (Mark Pawsey).

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

2.30 pm

Childhood obesity and diabetes (Keith Vaz).

4.00 pm

Ministry of Defence response to the Historical Enquiries Team Report on the death of Mr William McGreanery (Mark Durkan).

4.30 pm

Role of the BBC Trust in oversight of the BBC (Mr Rob Wilson) (until 5.00 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.

Members may send notices of Questions relating to the new Session

(a) before Prorogation: in person in the Table Office, by post or through the e-tabling system;

(b) once Parliament has been prorogued: by post or through the e-tabling system.

These notices will be treated as having been received on Wednesday 8 May, the day of the State Opening.


Members may table notices of Questions in person in the Table Office from 9.30 am on Wednesday 8 May.

There will be no Question Time on the first four sitting days of the new Session. Shuffles will take place at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 8 May for the oral Questions to departments being answered on Tuesday 14 May and Wednesday 15 May; and a shuffle will be held on Thursday 9 May for oral Questions to the Prime Minister on Wednesday 15 May. The rota of Departments answering oral Questions from Tuesday 14 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 13 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 9.30 am on Wednesday 8 May.

Continue to Order of Business

Prepared 24th April 2013