Announcements for Tuesday 21 May 2019

Announcements 

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES 

OP buttonTuesday 4 June to Monday 10 June (deadline 22 May)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 22 May. The ballot will take place on Thursday 23 May.

OP buttonTuesday 11 June to Monday 17 June (deadline 5 June)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 5 June. The ballot will take place on Wednesday 5 June.

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 4 June and Wednesday 5 June (ballot closed)

The ballot for Tuesday 4 June and Wednesday 5 June will take place today. Applications for this ballot have now closed.

OP buttonTuesday 11 June and Wednesday 12 June (deadline 4 June)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Cabinet Office; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Health and Social Care; Housing, Communities and Local Government; International Trade; Justice; Scotland; Treasury; Women and Equalities.

OP buttonTuesday 18 June and Wednesday 19 June (deadline 10 June)

The following Departments will answer:

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Defence; Education; Exiting the European Union; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Home Office; International Development; Northern Ireland; Transport; Wales; Work and Pensions.

OP buttonTuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June (deadline 17 June)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Cabinet Office; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Health and Social Care; Housing, Communities and Local Government; International Trade; Justice; Scotland; Treasury; Women and Equalities.

WHITSUN 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 23 May. Thereafter, Members may table Questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post. Questions for written answer received after 23 May and before 4.30pm on Monday 3 June will be treated as having been tabled on 3 June.

OP buttonQuestions 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 from the Whitsun recess:

Last date of tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc.

Thursday 23 May

Tuesday 4 June

Justice (T)***

Thursday 23 May

Wednesday 5 June

Prime Minister

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

Thursday 23 May

Thursday 6 June

International Trade (T)

International Development (T)

Tuesday 4 June**

Monday 10 June

Home Affairs (T)

The results of the shuffles on 23 May will be published on 24 May. They will be available 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) denotes that there are Topical questions for this Department

OP buttonQuestions for written answer on a named day

The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Whitsun Adjournment is 10.30pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Monday 20 May (for answer on Thursday 23 May).

Time of tabling

Earliest date for named day answer

Monday 20 May before 10.30pm or rise of House

Thursday 23 May

From Tuesday 21 May until 5.30pm or rise of House on Thursday 23 May

Tuesday 4 June

From rise of House on Thursday 23 May until 4.30pm on Monday 3 June

Thursday 6 June (Each Member may table up to five named day questions during this period.)

Tuesday 4 June

Monday 10 June

Election of the Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 

Nominations

Nominations must be received in writing in the Table Office or Procedural Hub by 5pm on Monday 10 June.

In accordance with the House’s decision of 4 July 2017 only members of the Conservative Party may be candidates in this election.

Each nomination shall consist of a brief signed statement made by the candidate declaring their willingness to stand for election, accompanied by the signatures of 15 Members elected to the House as members of the same party as the candidate. Statements may (optionally) be accompanied by signatures of up to five Members elected to the House as members of any party other than that to which the candidate belongs, or members of no party.

No Member may sign more than one such statement; if any Member does so, their signature will be invalidated for all nominations.

Ballot

If there is more than one candidate, the ballot will take place between 10.00am and 1.30pm on Wednesday 12 June in Committee Room 16.

As soon as practicable after the votes have been counted the Speaker will announce to the House the results of the ballot.

Further Information 

Business of the Day 

Documents and reports relating to the business being held in the Chamber are available on the Commons Business Briefings webpage: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/commons-business-briefings/

Written Statements 

Text of today’s Written Statements: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/

Select Committees 

Select Committees Webpage: www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/

Recent Select Committee Reports: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/committees/recent-reports/

Standing Orders Relating to Public Business 

Text of Standing Orders relating to public business: www.parliament.uk/business/publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmstords/1020/body.html

European Business 

European Business Referrals and Motion documents for consideration by European Committees or on the Floor of the House are available on the European Business
webpage: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/european-business11/

Digital Engagement 

Information about digital engagement opportunities for debates is available on the parliamentary website: www.parliament.uk/digital-engagement-programme.

All business papers are available via the HousePapers app on mobile devices