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Summary Agenda Thursday 21 May 2009

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Summary Agenda
10.30 am
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including at 11.05 am Topical Questions.
11.15 am
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General.
11.30 am
Urgent Questions (if any); Business Question to the Leader of the House; Ministerial Statements, including on Gurkhas.
Adjournment Debate:Matters to be considered before the forthcoming Adjournment (may continue until 6.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Take-up of council tax benefit (Mr Paul Burstow) (until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debate:
2.30 pm
The World Food Programme and Global Food Security: Tenth Report from the International Development Committee, Session 2007-08, HC 493-I, and the Government’s response, Eighth Special Report of Session 2007-08, HC 1066 (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 21 May. Thereafter, they may table oral and written questions electronically or by post. Questions for written answer received before 4.30 pm on Friday 29 May 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 21 May
Monday 1 June
Thursday 21 May
Tuesday 2 June
Communities and Local
Thursday 21 May
Wednesday 3 June
Northern IrelandPrime Minister
Monday 1 June
(First sitting day after adjournment)
Thursday 4 June
Energy and Climate ChangeLeader of the House of
 Commons and House of
 Commons Commission
       * 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 21 May will be published on 22 May 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 Whitsun Adjournment is 10.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Monday 18 May, for answer on Thursday 21 May. 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 at earliest on
6.30 pm or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier, on Thursday 21 May
Monday 1 June
4.30 pm on Friday 29 May
Wednesday 3 June


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