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Summary Agenda Wednesday 16 July 2008

Here you can browse the House of Commons Summary Agenda for Wednesday 16 July 2008.

Summary Agenda
11.30 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development.
12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.
12.30 p.m.
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
Closed Circuit Television (Monitoring and Promotion)—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Ann McKechin) (for up to 20 minutes).
Opposition Day: (1) Members’ allowances; (2) Fuel duty (may continue until 7.00 p.m.).
Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill:Consideration of Lords Amendments (may continue for up to one hour).
Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).
Business of the House (Motions) (no debate after 7.00 p.m.).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Home information packs (Angela Browning) (until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debates:
9.30 a.m.
Road safety and young drivers (Mr Gordon Prentice).
11.00 a.m.
Young people with disabilities (Mr David Anderson).
The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Belarus (Mark Pritchard).
4.00 p.m.
Local housing allowance in the Highlands (Danny Alexander).
4.30 p.m.
Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence special report on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Mr Jim Devine) (until 5.00 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 22nd July. 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 the first sitting week in October:
Last date of tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc.
Monday 29th September
Monday 6th October
Culture, Media and SportOlympics
Monday 29th September
Tuesday 7th October
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 29th September
Wednesday 8th October
Chancellor of the Duchy of LancasterPrime Minister
Monday 6th October
(first sitting day)
Thursday 9th October
Church Commissioners, Public Accounts Commission, and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral CommissionSolicitor GeneralWomen and EqualityLeader of the House of Commons and House of Commons Commission
       *The shuffle will be held at 12.30 p.m.
       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 Monday 29th September will be published on Tuesday 30th September in a blue unofficial notice paper available from the Vote Office and on
       The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Summer Adjournment is 6.30 p.m., or the rising of the House if earlier, on Thursday 17th July (for answer on Tuesday 22nd July). Between this time and the rising of the House on Tuesday 22nd July, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 6th October.
       After the House has risen for the summer adjournment, Members may table named day Questions for written answer on each of the recess answering days under the terms of Standing Order No. 22B, and the Order of the House of 4th June, as follows.
To be tabled+
For answer on
Publication of Question
Up to five questions until 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd September
Wednesday 10th September
Thursday 4th September
Up to five questions until 4.30 p.m. on Monday 8th September
Monday 15th September
Tuesday 9th September
Up to five questions until 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 10th September
Wednesday 17th September
Thursday 11th September
       After the tabling days for ‘recess Questions’, Members will be able to table Questions for answer on a named day once the House has returned as follows:
To be tabled
For answer on
Publication of Question
Up to five questions until 4.30 p.m. on Monday 29th September
Monday 6th October
Tuesday 30th September
Up to five questions until 4.30 p.m. on Friday 3rd October
Wednesday 8th October
Saturday 4th October


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