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Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Tuesday 21 December 2010

Summary Agenda
11.30 am
Oral Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, including at 12.15 pm Topical Questions.
12.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
Television and Radio Advertising (Credit and Debt Management Services)—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Mrs Jenny Chapman) (for up to 20 minutes).
Backbench Business (15th allotted day): General Debate: Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment (may continue until 7.00 pm).
(Note: The House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages which may be received.)
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).
Adjournment Debate: Funding for highways and the Mottram Tintwistle bypass (Andrew Bingham) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debates:
9.30 am
Regeneration of local high streets (Chris Skidmore).
11.00 am
Effects of severe weather on the rail network in northern Lincolnshire (Martin Vickers).
The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.
2.30 pm
London 2012 Olympic legacy (Stephen Timms).
4.00 pm
Effects of local government funding reductions on Hackney (Ms Diane Abbott).
4.30 pm
Effects on diplomacy of internet technologies (Joseph Johnson) (until 5.00 pm).

       Members wishing to table questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 7.30 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is earlier) on Tuesday 21 December. Thereafter, they may table questions for oral and written answer 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 January:
Last date of tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc.
Tuesday 21 December
Monday 10 January
Work and Pensions
Tuesday 21 December
Tuesday 11 January
Tuesday 21 December
Wednesday 12 January
International DevelopmentPrime Minister
Monday 10 January(First sitting day in January)
Thursday 13 January
Business, Innovation and Skills
       * The shuffles will be held at 12.30 pm.
       The results of the shuffles on 21 December will be published on 22 December in a blue unofficial notice paper available from the Vote Office and on the internet at
       For further details of last tabling days, see the Order of Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the internet at
       For Questions tabled between Thursday 16 December and the rising of the House on Tuesday 21 December, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 10 January.
       After the House has risen for the Christmas Adjournment, Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day written answer up to 4.30 pm on Friday 7 January will be treated as having been tabled on that day. Such Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 11 January 2011; such Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 12 January 2011.


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