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Summary Agenda Thursday 5 February 2009

Here you can browse the House of Commons Summary Agenda for Thursday 5 February 2009.

Summary Agenda
10.30 am
Private Business (without debate).
Oral Questions to the Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, including at 11.05 am Topical Questions.
11.15 am
Oral Questions to the honourable Member representing the Church Commissioners, to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission and to the honourable Member representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission.
11.30 am
Urgent Questions (if any); Business Question to the Leader of the House; Ministerial Statements
(if any).
Topical Debate: Sri Lanka (may continue for up to one and a half hours).
Afghanistan and Pakistan (Motion) (may continue until 6.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Prejudice and mental health (Mr Charles Walker) (until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debate:
2.30 pm
Towards effective sentencing: Fifth Report from
the Justice Committee, Session 2007-08, HC 184-I,
and the Government’s response, Cm 7476 (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 12 February. Thereafter, they may table oral and written questions electronically or by post. Questions for written answer received before 4.30 pm on Friday 20 February 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 when the House returns:
Last date for tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc
Thursday 12 February
Monday 23 February
Thursday 12 February
Tuesday 24 February
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 12 February
Wednesday 25 February
Chancellor of the Duchy of LancasterPrime Minister
Monday 23 February
(first sitting day after adjournment)
Thursday 26 February
Environment, Food and Rural AffairsSolicitor General
       * The shuffle will be held at 12.30 pm
       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 12 February will be published on 13 February in a blue unofficial notice paper available from the Vote Office and on
       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
6.30 pm (or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier) on Thursday 12 February
Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 February
4.30 pm on Friday 20 February
Wednesday 25 February


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