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Session 2010-11
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Summary Agenda Thursday 17 February 2011

Summary Agenda
10.30 am
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, 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).
Estimates (Motion) (without debate).
Social Security and Pensions (Motions for approval) (for up to three hours after commencement of proceedings on the first Motion or until 6.00 pm, whichever is the earlier).
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petitions (without debate).
Adjournment Debate: Reform of single room rate in housing benefit (Jon Cruddas) (until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall
General Debate:
2.30 pm
Transport Committee Report: Priorities for Investment in the Railways (until 5.30 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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