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Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Wednesday 16 February 2011

Summary Agenda
11.30 am
(Deferred Divisions will take place in the “No” Lobby between 11.30 am and 2.00 pm.)
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development.
12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.
12.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
Presentation of Bill (without debate).
Criminal Justice (Amendment)—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Mr Elfyn Llwyd) (for up to 20 minutes).
Opposition Day: (1) Future Jobs Fund and youth unemployment (2) Military Covenant (may continue until 7.00 pm).
Adjournment of the House (Today) (Motion) (may continue until any hour, if the 7.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to).
Business of the House (Thursday) (Motion) (no debate after 7.00 pm).
European Union Documents (Motions) (without debate).
(Note: The House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages which may be received.)
(Note: The Speaker will not adjourn the House until any Message from the Lords has been received, any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed has reported and he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses, if the Adjournment of the House (Today) Motion is agreed to.)
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petitions (without debate).
Adjournment Debate: Incinerators in Hertfordshire and the Government’s waste management strategy (Mr James Clappison) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debates:
9.30 am
Economic regeneration in Glasgow (Margaret Curran).
11.00 am
Role of the Infrastructure Planning Commission (Nadine Dorries).
The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.
2.30 pm
Government policy on pubs and planning (Greg Mulholland).
4.00 pm
Renewable energy in the Humber (Andrew Percy).
4.30 pm
Future of financial mutuals (Mr Gareth Thomas [R]) (until 5.00 pm).

       Members wishing to table questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 6.30 pm or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier, on Thursday 17 February. Thereafter, they may table questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post. Questions for written answer received before 4.30 pm on Friday 25 February will be treated as if tabled on that day.
       Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made the following arrangements for tabling Questions for oral answer when the House returns.
Last date for tabling*
Date for answer
Departments etc.
Thursday 17 February
Monday 28 February
Communities and Local Government
Thursday 17 February
Tuesday 1 March
Deputy Prime Minister; Attorney General; Church Commissioners, Public Accounts Commission, Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission
Thursday 17 February
Wednesday 2 March
Cabinet Office; Prime Minister
Monday 28 February
(first sitting day after adjournment)
Thursday 3 March
Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport; Leader of the House and House of Commons Commission
       * The deadline for submission of Questions will be 12.30 pm.
       The results of the shuffles on 17 February will be published on 18 February 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
       The following dates have been specified for the minimum notice for tabling named day written Questions for answer on the first three days after the adjournment.
Time for tabling
For answer at earliest on
6.30 pm (or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier) on Thursday 17 February
Monday 28 February
4.30 pm on Friday 25 February
Wednesday 2 March

[Sitting at Westminster on Thursday 10 March at 9.00 am]
       Notices of Oral Questions for Thursday 10 March may be submitted to the Table Office. Questions shall be addressed to, and answered by, Ministers in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Notices for inclusion in the shuffle should be submitted by 12.30 pm on Thursday 17 February.


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