Summary Agenda Thursday 25 April 2013

Summary Agenda

9.30 am



Private Business (without debate).

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport, including at 10.05 am Topical Questions.

10.15 am

Oral Questions to the Leader of the House and the hon. Member representing the House of Commons Commission.

10.30 am

Urgent Questions (if any); Business Question to the Leader of the House; Ministerial Statements (if any).


Growth and Infrastructure Bill:Consideration of Lords Message (for up to one hour).

European Union document (Railways) (Motion) (for up to one and a half hours).

Banks and banking (Motion for approval) (for up to one and a half hours).

Sittings of the House (29 April) (Motion) (until any hour, if the 5.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to).

Notices of Questions (Motion) (until any hour, if the 5.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to).

At the end of the sitting

Presentation of Public Petitions (without debate).

Adjournment Debate: Human rights in Burma (Mr David Burrowes) (until 5.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

1.30 pm

Plug-in vehicles, plugged in policy? Fourth Report of the Transport Committee, HC 239, and the Government response, HC 884.

Road Safety, Second Report of the Transport Committee, HC 506, and the Government response, HC 648 (until 4.30 pm).



All notices of Questions fall at Prorogation. Questions tabled for answer on a named day after Prorogation will not be answered. Questions for ordinary written answer tabled shortly before Prorogation may not receive a substantive answer before Prorogation. They cannot be answered after Prorogation.

Members may send notices of Questions relating to the new Session

(a) before Prorogation: in person in the Table Office or by post;

(b) once Parliament has been prorogued: by post or through the e-tabling system.

These notices will be treated as having been received on Wednesday 8 May, the day of the State Opening.


Members may table notices of Questions in person in the Table Office from 9.30 am on Wednesday 8 May.

There will be no Question Time on the first four sitting days of the new Session. Shuffles will take place at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 8 May for the oral Questions to departments being answered on Tuesday 14 May and Wednesday 15 May; and a shuffle will be held on Thursday 9 May for oral Questions to the Prime Minister on Wednesday 15 May. The rota of Departments answering oral Questions from Tuesday 14 May will be set out in the Order of Questions which will be issued when the date of Prorogation is confirmed. It will be available from the Vote Office and via the Parliamentary Intranet at

The earliest date in the new Session for which a Question may be set down for named day written answer is Monday 13 May.


The last day in the Session on which effective notices of new Motions (including Early Day Motions) and added names can be submitted by Members is the day before Prorogation takes place. No new Motions may therefore be tabled on the day of Prorogation nor may any names be added to existing Motions on that day.

All Motions fall at Prorogation.

New Motions, and added names to them, may be submitted to the Table Office from 9.30 am on Wednesday 8 May.

Continue to Order of Business

Prepared 25th April 2013