House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Thursday 24 June 2010

Summary Agenda
10.30 am
Prayers.
Afterwards
Private Business (without debate).
 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including at 11.15 am Topical Questions.
11.30 am
Urgent Questions (if any); Business Question to the Leader of the House; Ministerial Statements (if any).
Afterwards
Ways and Means (Budget Resolutions) (may continue until 6.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Future of English language schools (Conor Burns) (until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

 
Sitting in Westminster Hall
 
General Debate:
2.30 pm
Debate on the future of local media (until 5.30 pm).

MEMORANDUM
ELECTION OF THE BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE
 
Election of Committee Members
       Nominations
       1. 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.
       2. 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
       3. 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.
       4. 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
       5. 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).
       6. The Speaker has announced that, in addition to the Chair, the Committee will be composed of four Conservative members, two Labour and one Liberal Democrat. Nominations may be received only in respect of Members of these parties.
       For further details please see the Briefing Note available in the Vote Office and on the intranet.

 

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