House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Wednesday 2 June 2010

Summary Agenda
2.30 pm
Prayers.
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development.
3.00 pm
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.
Afterwards
Queen’s Speech (Motion for an Address) (proposed subjects for debate: Education and Health) (may continue until 10.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Integrated healthcare (David Tredinnick) (until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

MEMORANDA

ELECTION OF DEPUTY SPEAKERS, 8 JUNE 2010 (Standing Order No. 2A)

 Nominations

 Nominations should be submitted in writing to the Lower Table Office between 10 am and 5 pm on Monday 7 June (the day before the election).

       Nominations must contain a brief signed statement made by the candidate declaring willingness to stand. This statement must be accompanied by the signatures of not fewer than six nor more than 10 Members. No Member may sign more than three such statements of nomination.
       As soon as possible after the close of nominations, the list of candidates and their sponsors will be placed in the Vote Office in the Members’ Lobby and published on the intranet.

The Ballot

The ballot will be held in the division lobbies between 10 am and 12 noon on Tuesday 8 June.

       Members with surnames starting A to K should vote in the Aye Lobby, entering by the doors behind the Speaker’s Chair; Members with surnames starting L to Z should vote in the No Lobby, entering by the doors off the Members’ Lobby.
       Members each have one vote, which is transferable. They place candidates in their preferred order using the figures ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’, etc. The figure ‘1’ represents the vote and is mandatory. The rest are contingency markings and are optional but allow the elector to influence the final result. Members should express preferences until they are unable, or do not wish, to differentiate between any of the remaining candidates.

The Count

The ballot will be counted under the Single Transferable Vote system, as recommended by the Procedure Committee and agreed by the House. It will be subject to the constraints set out in Standing Order No. 2A (5)(e).

       As soon as practicable after the votes have been counted the Speaker will announce to the House the results of the ballot.

 For further details, please see the Briefing Note available in the Vote Office and on the intranet:

http://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/intranet/offices-departments/assets/deputy-speakers-election-guidance.pdf



ELECTION OF SELECT COMMITTEE CHAIRS, 9 JUNE 2010 (Standing Order No. 122B)

Nominations 

 Nominations should be submitted in writing to the Lower Table Office by 5pm on Tuesday 8 June (the day before the election).

       Nominations must contain a signed statement made by the candidate declaring willingness to stand. This statement must be accompanied by the signatures of fifteen Members elected to the House as members of the same party as the candidate, or ten per cent. of the members of that party, whichever is the lower. Nominations may be accompanied by the signatures of up to five Members elected to the House as members of any party other than that to which the candidate belongs or of no party. No Member may sign the statement of more than one candidate for the chair of the same select committee. Candidates for select committee chairs should declare any relevant interests. Nominations will be published in the House’s business papers each day.
       As soon as possible after the close of nominations, the list of candidates and their sponsors will be placed in the Vote Office in the Members’ Lobby and will be published on the intranet.

The Ballot

The ballot will be held between 10 am and 5 pm on Wednesday 9 June.

       Members should vote by ranking as many candidates as they wish in order of preference, marking 1 by the name of their first preference, 2 by the name of their second preference, and so on.

The Count

The ballot will be counted under the Alternative Vote system.

       As soon as practicable after the votes have been counted, the results will be published under the direction of the Speaker.

 For further details, please see the Briefing Note available in the Vote Office and on the intranet:

http://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/news/ballots-for-the-election-of-select-committee-chairs/



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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