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Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Tuesday 20 July 2010

Summary Agenda
2.30 pm
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice, including at 3.15 pm Topical Questions.
3.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
Presentation of Bill (without debate).
Safety of Medicines—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Mr David Amess) (for up to 20 minutes).
Proceedings on the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill (without debate).
Finance Bill: Third Reading (may continue until any hour).
Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).
Backbench Business (half day): Information for backbenchers on statements (for up to three hours).
Use of the Chamber (United Kingdom Youth Parliament) (Motion) (may continue until any hour, if the 10.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to).
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petitions (without debate).
Adjournment Debate: Dangerous dogs (Angie Bray) (until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debates:
9.30 am
Future of the North West economy (Hazel Blears).
11.00 am
Government policy on coastal towns (Mark Simmonds).
12.30 pm
Funding for universities in Yorkshire (Mr Barry Sheerman).
1.00 pm
Equitable Life (Nicola Blackwood).
1.30 pm
Ministry of Defence regional and national statistics (Angus Robertson) (until 2.00 pm).

       Members wishing to table Questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 10.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Tuesday 27 July. Thereafter, they may table oral and written Questions electronically or by post.
       Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made the following arrangements for tabling Questions for oral answer in the first sitting week in September:
Last date of tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc.
Tuesday 31 August
Monday 6 September
Home Office
Tuesday 31 August
Tuesday 7 September
Tuesday 31 August
Wednesday 8 September
Prime Minister
Monday 6 September
Thursday 9 September
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
       * The shuffles will be held at 12.30 pm. Questions which have already been tabled to the Secretary of State for Wales and the Prime Minister for answer on Wednesday 28 July and to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for answer on Thursday 29 July will be included in the shuffles for 8 and 9 September respectively, unless Members instruct the Table Office otherwise.
       For further details of last tabling days, see the Order of Oral Answers to Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the Bulletin Board on the parliamentary intranet at
       The results of the shuffles on Tuesday 31 August will be published on Wednesday 1 September 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 summer adjournment is 6.30 pm, or the rising of the House if earlier, on Thursday 22 July (for answer on Tuesday 27 July). For Questions tabled between this time and Tuesday 27 July, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 6 September.
       After the House has risen for the summer adjournment, Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day written answer up to 4.30 pm on Friday 3 September will be treated as having been tabled on that day. Such Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 7 September; such Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 8 September.

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