Announcements for Monday 18 December 2017

 FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

OP buttonMonday 8 January to Monday 15 January (deadline 20 December)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 20 December. The ballot will take place on Thursday 21 December.

OP buttonTuesday 16 January to Monday 22 January (deadline 10 January)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 10 January. The ballot will take place on Thursday 11 January.

 FORTHCOMING WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATES

Applications for 90, 60 and 30-minute debates should be made to the Table Office by 10.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on the deadline dates listed below. Members may submit applications to the Table Office in person, or from their own email account, or send a signed application through the post. Application forms are available from the Table Office or through the intranet at http://intranet.parliament.uk/tableoffice/.

The ballot takes place on the day following the deadline. Members will be informed of the outcome by the Speaker’s Office.

OP buttonTuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 January (deadline 18 December)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Communities and Local Government; Defence; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Health; Justice; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Transport; Work and Pensions

OP buttonTuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 January (deadline 8 January)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Communities and Local Government; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Health; Home Office; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Work and Pensions

OP buttonTuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 January (deadline 15 January)

The following Departments will answer:

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Cabinet Office; Defence; Education; Exiting the European Union; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; International Development; International Trade; Transport; Treasury; Wales; Women and Equalities

OP buttonTuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 January (deadline 22 January)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Communities and Local Government; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Health; Home Office; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Work and Pensions

OP buttonTuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 February (deadline 29 January)

The following Departments will answer:

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Cabinet Office; Defence; Education; Exiting the European Union; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; International Development; International Trade; Transport; Treasury; Wales; Women and Equalities

 CHRISTMAS ADJOURNMENT - TABLING OF PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

Members wishing to table Questions in person may do so in the usual way through the Table Office until 5.30pm or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier, on Thursday 21 December. Thereafter, Members may table Questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post. Questions for written answer received after 21 December and before 4.30pm on Friday 5 January 2018 will be treated as having been tabled on 5 January.

Questions for oral answer

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 of tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc.

Thursday 21 December

Monday 8 January

Home Office (T)***

Thursday 21 December

Tuesday 9 January

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (T)

Thursday 21 December

Wednesday 10 January

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (T)

  

Prime Minister

Monday 8 January**

Thursday 11 January

International Trade (T)

  

Women and Equalities (T)

 

The results of the shuffles on 21 December will be published on 22 December. They will be available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfutoral/futoral.pdf

For further details of last tabling days for other departments and answering bodies, see the Order of Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-table-office/Oral-questions-rota.pdf 

Notes:

* The latest time for tabling is 12.30pm on each of these days.

** First sitting day after adjournment.

*** (T) indicates that there are also Topical Questions for that Department.

Questions for written answer on a named day

The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Christmas Adjournment is 10.30pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Monday 18 December (for answer on Thursday 21 December).

 

Time of tabling

Earliest date for named day answer

Monday 18 December before 10.30pm or rise of House

Thursday 21 December

From Tuesday 19 December until 5.30pm or rise of House on Thursday 21 December

Monday 8 January

From rise of House on Thursday 21 December until 4.30pm on Friday 5 January

Wednesday 10 January (Each Member may table up to five named day questions during this period.)

Monday 8 January

Thursday 11 January

 Christmas Adjournment - Tabling of Amendments to Public Bills

Members wishing to table amendments to public bills may do so in the usual way in the Public Bill Office until the rise of the House on Thursday 21 December. Such amendments will be available online from Friday 22 December.

During the recess, Members may submit amendments in person, via introduced staff or, if signed, by other staff or by post to the Recess Duty Office, located in the Journal Office; or they may be e-mailed to pbohoc@parliament.uk from a Member’s network account or from the network account of a member of staff who has been introduced by their Member to the Public Bill Office. The Public Bill Office will be open for the receipt of amendments from 11am to 4.30pm on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 January.

Deadlines, publication and eligibility for selection

The following deadlines apply for tabling of amendments if they are to be eligible for selection in proceedings on bills on 9 and 10 January (no legislative business is expected be taken on Monday 8 January):

Any proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House on Tuesday 9 January: deadline is 4.30pm on Thursday 4 January

Any proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House on Wednesday 10 January: deadline is 4.30pm on Friday 5 January

The table below shows the deadlines, first publication date and selection eligibility for amendments submitted during the recess.

 

Deadline for tabling

First publication*

First day eligible for selection

4.30pm, Thursday 4 January

Friday 5 January

Tuesday 9 January

4.30pm, Friday 5 January

Monday 8 January

Wednesday 10 January

 

*Amendments are published online the morning after they are tabled, provisionally ‘marshalled’ into the order in which they relate to the bill.