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Summary Agenda Wednesday 19 March 2008

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Summary Agenda
11.30 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.
12.30 p.m.
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
(Deferred Divisions will take place in the ‘No’ Lobby between 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m.)
Local Authority Powers (Election Campaigns)—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Mr Tobias Ellwood) (for up to 20 minutes).
Opposition Day:Post Office closures (may continue until 7.00 p.m.).
Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).
European Union Document (Motion) (without debate).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Organ donation (Gordon Banks) (until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debates:
9.30 a.m.
Neighbourhood policing (Mr David Kidney).
11.00 a.m.
Housing need in Warrington (Helen Jones).
The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Access to safe water in developing countries (Alistair Burt).
4.00 p.m.
Commercial activities of the Forestry Commission (Mr Christopher Chope).
4.30 p.m.
Impact of the Licensing Act 2003 in Durham (Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods) (until 5.00 p.m.).

       Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made arrangements for the shuffles for Questions for oral answer in the week beginning 24th March to take place one day earlier than normal in each case to take account of the holiday on Easter Monday. For the convenience of Members, the deadline for tabling Prime Minister’s Questions for Wednesday 26th March will be postponed from 12.30 p.m. until 1.00 p.m. The details are set out below:
Last date for tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc
Monday 17th March
Wednesday 26th March
Northern Ireland
Tuesday 18th March
Tuesday 25th March
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 19th March
Wednesday 26th March
Prime Minister
Wednesday 19th March
Thursday 27th March
Innovation, Universities and Skills
       * The shuffles will be held at 12.30 p.m. except for the shuffle for Prime Minister’s Questions, which will be at 1.00 p.m.
       This information is also set out on the Order of Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the Bulletin Board on the parliamentary intranet at
       The latest time for tabling a Question for a written answer on a named day before Easter Monday is 10.30 p.m., or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier, on Monday 17th March, for answer on Thursday 20th March. The following dates have been specified for the minimum notice for tabling named day written Questions for answer after the Bank Holiday:
Time for tabling
For answer on
10.30 p.m. (or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier) on Tuesday 18th March
Tuesday 25th March
7.30 p.m. (or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier) on Wednesday 19th March
Tuesday 25th March
6.30 p.m. (or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier) on Thursday 20th March
Wednesday 26th March


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