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Summary Agenda 3 December 2002

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2.30 p.m.Prayers.
AfterwardsOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health.
3.30 p.m.Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
AfterwardsPresentation of Bill (without debate).
Communications Bill: Second Reading (may continue until 10.00 p.m.).
—      followed by Programme Motion (without debate).
—      followed by Money Resolution (without debate).
—      followed by Ways and Means Resolution (without debate).
Estimates 2001-02 (Motion) (may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to).
Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).
At the end of the sittingAdjournment Debate: Famine in Ethiopia (Mr Laurence Robertson) (until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
Adjournment Debates:
9.30 a.m.Carers (Mr Gary Streeter).
11.00 a.m.Future of the coal industry (Paddy Tipping).
12.30 p.m.Social services in Oxfordshire (Dr Evan Harris).
1.00 p.m.Competition policy and the newspaper industry in Scotland (Mr Mark Lazarowicz).
1.30 p.m.Police funding in Wiltshire 2003-04 (Mr James Gray) (until 2.00 p.m.).



Following the decisions of the House of 29th October, a new system for tabling oral questions will take effect from 1st January 2003. The Speaker has directed that the `shuffles' for oral questions to be taken in the week the House returns from the recess will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday 19th December. The `shuffles' will be for the following Departments:

Date for answerDepartments
Tuesday 7th JanuaryScotland
Advocate General
Lord Chancellor's Department
President of the Council and House of Commons Commission
Wednesday 8th JanuaryNorthern Ireland
Prime Minister
Thursday 9th JanuaryEducation and Skills
Solicitor General
The first day on which questions may be tabled for these departments will be Monday 9th December.


     The new tabling system will allow Members to table at any time and on any sitting day from immediately after Question Time to a particular department to three sitting days before the next Question Time (excluding Fridays). For oral questions to the Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the deadline will be five sitting days before Question Time. All `shuffles' will take place at 12.30 p.m. on the final tabling day. Receipt of oral questions electronically and by post will start from 1st January.
     The deadline and the `shuffles' for oral questions for the week beginning Monday 13th January will be as follows:
Date of answerDepartmentsFinal tabling day
(12.30 p.m.)
Monday 13th JanuaryWork and Pensions
Tuesday 7th January
Tuesday 14th JanuaryHealthWednesday 8th January
Wednesday 15th JanuaryWales
Prime Minister
Tuesday 7th January
Thursday 9th January
Thursday 16th JanuaryTrade and Industry
Minister for Women
Monday 13th January

Details of last tabling dates will now be shown on the Order of Questions.

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