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Summary Agenda Thursday 18 December 2008

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Summary Agenda
10.30 am
Oral Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, including at 11.15 am Topical Questions.
11.30 am
Urgent Questions (if any); Business Question to the Leader of the House; Ministerial Statements, including on Iraq.
Presentation of Bill (without debate).
Adjournment Debate:Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment (may continue until 6.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Sri Lanka (Mr Andrew Pelling) (until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debate:
2.30 pm
Human Rights Annual Report 2007—Ninth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2007-08, HC 533, and the Government response, Cm. 7463 (until 5.30 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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