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Summary Agenda 21 December 2004

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11.30 a.m.Prayers.
AfterwardsMotion for Unopposed Return (without debate).
 Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport.
12.20 p.m.Oral Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
12.30 p.m.Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
AfterwardsAdjournment Debate: Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment (may continue until 7.00 p.m.).
 Delegated Legislation (Motion) (no debate after 7.00 p.m.).
 Northern Ireland Grand Committee (Motion) (no debate after 7.00 p.m.).
At the end of the sittingAdjournment Debate: Government support for adults abused in childhood (Tom Cox) (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 7.30 p.m. or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Tuesday 21st 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 answer
Tuesday 21st DecemberMonday 10th JanuaryDefence
Tuesday 21st DecemberTuesday 11th JanuaryScotland
Advocate General
Constitutional Affairs
Leader of the House and
  House of Commons
Tuesday 21st DecemberWednesday 12th JanuaryDeputy Prime Minister
Prime Minister
Monday 10th January
(First sitting day in January)
Thursday 13th JanuaryEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs
For further details of last tabling days for oral questions, see the Order of Questions rota (available from the Vote Office and on the Bulletin Board on the parliamentary intranet at
The results of the shuffles on 21st December will be published on 22nd December in a blue unofficial notice paper available from the Vote Office and on http://www.pubs1.tso.
*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 6.30 p.m. or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Thursday 16th December for answer on Tuesday 21st December.
The following dates have been specified for the minimum notice for tabling named day written questions for answer on the first three days after the Adjournment:
Time for tablingFor answer on
4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 5th JanuaryMonday 10th and Tuesday 11th January
4.30 p.m. on Friday 7th JanuaryWednesday 12th January.

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