Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Thursday 27 May 2010

House of Commons
Summary Agenda
10.30 am
Urgent Questions (if any); Business Question to the Leader of the House; Ministerial Statements (if any).
Queen’s Speech (Motion for an Address) (proposed subjects for debate: Energy and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (may continue until 6.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Government support for Southend Borough Council (Mr David Amess) (until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

       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 27 May. After that, they may table Questions for oral or written answer electronically or by post. Such questions will be treated as if tabled on Wednesday 2 June.
       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 27 May
Thursday 3 June
Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 27 May
Monday 7 June
Wednesday 2 June
(First sitting day after adjournment)
Tuesday 8 June
       On Wednesday 2 June the House will meet at 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 9(1)). Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development will take place immediately after Prayers, and Questions to the Prime Minister will take place from 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm.
       For further details of last tabling days, see the Order of Oral Answers to Questions
rota (available from the Vote Office and on the parliamentary intranet at
       The results of the shuffles on 27 May will be published on 28 May in
the Question Book Part 2, available from the Vote Office and on
       * The shuffle will be held at 12.30 pm.
       Questions for ordinary written answer tabled before 6.30 pm or the rising of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Thursday 27 May will be for answer on Thursday 3 June.
       The earliest date which may be specified for answer for a question for named day answer tabled before 6.30 pm or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier, on Thursday 27 May, is Monday 7 June.

Private Members’ Bills
        The Ballot for Private Members’ Bills will be held on Thursday 10 June at 10.00 am in Committee Room 10. The ballot book will be placed in the “No” Division Lobby during the hours the House sits (except during a Division) on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 June.

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