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Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Tuesday 22 June 2010

Summary Agenda
11.30 am
Private Business (without debate).
Oral Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister, including at 11.45 am Topical Questions.
12 noon
Oral Questions to the Attorney General.
12.15 pm
Oral Questions to the hon. Member representing the Church Commissioners and to the hon. Member representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission.
12.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
Financial Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer (followed by debate on the Budget Resolutions) (may continue until 7.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).
Adjournment Debate: Future of the Health Protection Agency at Porton (John Glen) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debates:
9.30 am
Government policy on nuclear energy (John Robertson).
11.00 am
Future of Northwick Park Hospital (Mr Gareth Thomas).
The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm
2.30 pm
Health funding allocation (Andrew George).
4.00 pm
Return of foreign national prisoners to their country of origin (Mr Philip Hollobone).
4.30 pm
Police funding in Greater Manchester (Andrew Gwynne) (until 5.00 pm).

Election of Committee Chair
       The Ballot
       1. The ballot will be held in the division lobbies between 9.00 am and 11.00 am today, Tuesday 22 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.
       2. 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
       3. The ballot will be counted under the Alternative Vote system.
Election of Committee Members
       4. Nominations must be received in writing in the Lower Table Office between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm on Monday 28 June 2010 (the day before the election). Nominations must contain a signed statement made by the candidate declaring their willingness to stand for election, accompanied by the signatures of not fewer than 12 nor more than 15 Members.
       5. 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
       6. The ballot will be held in the division lobbies between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon on Tuesday 29 June. Arrangements will otherwise follow those for the ballot for the election of the Chair.
       7. 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 therefore express preferences until they are unable, or do not wish, to differentiate between any of the remaining candidates.
       The Count
       8. The ballot will be counted under the Single Transferable Vote system. It will be subject to the constraints set out in paragraph (2)(f) of the Order of the House of 15 June (Election of Backbench Business Committee).
       For further details please see the Briefing Note available in the Vote Office and on the intranet.


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