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Summary Agenda Wednesday 17 December 2008

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Summary Agenda
11.30 am
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development.
12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.
12.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
(Deferred Divisions will take place in the ‘No’ Lobby between 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm).
Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).
Proceedings on the Consolidated Fund Bill (without debate).
Banking Bill (Programme) (No. 3) (Motion) (for up to 45 minutes).
Banking Bill:Third Reading (may continue for up to one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Banking Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Motion, if that Motion is agreed to).
Value Added Tax (Motion to annul) (for up to one and a half hours or until 8.30 pm, whichever is earlier).
Parliamentary Pensions (Motion) (for up to one and a half hours).
Electoral Commission (Appointment of Chairman) (Motion) (for up to one and half hours).
Electoral Commission (Remuneration of Chairman) (Motion) (for up to one and half hours).
Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).
European Union Document (Motion) (without debate).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Cervical cancer screening of young women (Mr Fraser Kemp) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debates:
9.30 am
Operation of libel laws (Mr Denis MacShane).
11.00 am
Freeze on settlement building in the occupied Palestinian Territories (Martin Linton).
The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm
2.30 pm
Support for the British motor industry (Sandra Gidley).
4.00 pm
Dartford river crossing tolls (James Brokenshire).
4.30 pm
Single and double summer time (Mr David Kidney) (until 5.00 pm).

       Members wishing to table questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 6.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Thursday 18 December. Thereafter, they may table oral and written questions electronically or by post. Questions for written answer received before 4.30 pm on Friday 9 January will be treated as if tabled on that day.
       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
Thursday 18 December
Monday 12 January
Thursday 18 December
Tuesday 13 January
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 18 December
Wednesday 14 January
Chancellor of the Duchy of LancasterPrime Minister
Monday 12 January
(First sitting day in January)
Thursday 15 January
Environment, Food and Rural AffairsSolicitor 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 Thursday 18 December will be published on Friday 19 December in a blue unofficial notice paper available from the Vote Office and on
       * The shuffle will be held at 12.30 pm.
       The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Christmas Adjournment is 10.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Monday 15 December, for answer on Thursday 18 December.
       The following date has been specified for the minimum notice for tabling named day written questions for answer after the adjournment.
Time for tabling
For answer on
4.30 pm on Friday 9 January
Wednesday 14 January


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