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Summary Agenda 3 December 2003

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11.30 a.m.Prayers.
AfterwardsMotion for Unopposed Return (without debate).
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
12 noonOral Questions to the Prime Minister.
12.30 p.m.Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
AfterwardsPresentation of Bill (without debate).
Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address) (proposed subjects for debate: Public Services, Health and Education) (may continue until 7.00 p.m.).
Draft Gambling Bill (Joint Committee) (Motion) (no debate after 7.00 p.m.).
Delegated legislation (Motion to refer) (no debate after 7.00 p.m.).
At the end of the sittingAdjournment Debate: Government policy on proportional voting systems at elections (Mr David Laws) (until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later).
    Members wishing to table questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until the rising of the House on 18th December. Thereafter, they may table oral and written questions electronically or by post.
    Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made the following arrangements for tabling Questions for oral answer in January:
Last date of tabling*Date for answerDepartments etc.
Thursday 18th DecemberMonday 5th JanuaryCulture, Media and Sport Church Commissioners, Public Accounts Commission and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
Thursday 18th DecemberTuesday 6th JanuaryTransport Cabinet Office
Thursday 18th DecemberWednesday 7th JanuaryDeputy Prime Minister Prime Minister
Monday 5th January (First sitting day in January)Thursday 8th JanuaryEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs

    For further details of last tabling days, see the Order of Questions rota (available from the Vote Office).
    The results of the shuffles on 18th December will be published on 19th December in a blue unofficial notice paper available from the Vote Office and on
    * The shuffle will be held at 12.30 p.m.

    The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Christmas adjournment is 10.30 p.m. on Monday 15th December, for answer on Thursday 18th December.
    The following dates have been specified for minimum notice for tabling named day written questions for answer on the first three days after the adjournment:
    Time for tabling
For answer on
    4.30 p.m. on Monday 29th December
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th January
    4.30 p.m. on Friday 2nd January
Wednesday 7th January

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