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Summary Agenda Thursday 15 December 2005

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Thursday 15th December 2005
Summary Agenda
10.30 a.m.
Private Business (without debate).
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
11.30 a.m.
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any). (The Leader of the House is expected to announce future business and answer questions).
Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (Motion for approval) (without debate).
National Insurance Contributions Bill: Report Stage and Third Reading (may continue until 6.00 p.m.).
Statutory Instrument (Motion for approval) (without debate).
Delegated Legislation (Motion) (no debate after 6.00 p.m.).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Soft drinks in schools (Mr Denis Murphy) (until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
Adjournment Debate:
2.30 p.m.
Scientific publications: free for all?—Tenth and Fourteenth Reports of the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2003–04, HC 399-I and -II and HC 1200, and the responses thereto, Third Special Report, Session 2004–05, HC 249 (until 5.30 p.m.).

       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 20th 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 for tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc
Tuesday 20th December
Monday 9th January
Work and Pensions
Tuesday 20th December
Tuesday 10th January
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 20th December
Wednesday 11th January
Northern Ireland
Prime Minister
Monday 9th January
(First sitting day in January)
Thursday 12th January
Education and Skills
Solicitor General
       For further details of last tabling days, 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 20th December will be published on 21st 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 6.30 p.m. or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Thursday 15th December, for answer on Tuesday 20th 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 tabling
For answer on
4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 4th January
Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th January
4.30 p.m. on Friday 6th January
Wednesday 11th January.

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