House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Thursday 4 November 2010

Summary Agenda
10.30 am
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, including at
11.15 am Topical Questions.
11.30 am
Urgent Questions (if any); Business Question to the Leader of the House; Ministerial Statements (if any).
Strategic Defence and Security Review (Motion) (may continue until 6.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Adjournment Debate: Foreign and Commonwealth Office assistance for Mr Simon Robertson (Mr David Anderson) (until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debate:
2.30 pm
Impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the Department for Work and Pensions (until 5.30 pm).

       1. Nominations must be received in writing in the Lower Table Office between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm on Monday 8 November 2010 (the day before the election). Nominations must contain a signed statement made by the candidate declaring their willingness to stand for election, accompanied by the signature of not fewer than 12 nor more than 15 Members.
       2. Under Standing Order No. 122D(3)(b) the Speaker has given notice that valid candidatures may only be received from Labour Members.
       3. As soon as possible after the close of nominations, the list of candidates and their sponsors will be placed in the Vote Office in the Members’ Lobby and published on the intranet.
       The Ballot
       4. The ballot will be held in Committee Room 7 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 9 November. Members will have their name recorded at division desks before being issued with a ballot paper.
       5. Members each have one vote, which is transferable. They place candidates in their preferred order using the figures ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’, etc. The figure ‘1’ represents the vote and is mandatory. The rest are contingency markings and are optional but allow the elector to influence the final result. Members should therefore express preferences until they are unable, or do not wish, to differentiate between any of the remaining candidates.
       The Count
       6. The ballot will be counted under the Single Transferable Vote system.
       For further details, please see the Briefing Note available in the Vote Office and on the intranet.


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