Summary Agenda Tuesday 18 October 2011

Summary Agenda
2.30 pm
Prayers.
Afterwards
Private Business (without debate).
 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health, including at 3.15 pm Topical Questions.
3.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements, including Quarterly Statement on Afghanistan.
Afterwards
Concessionary Bus Travel (Amendment)—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Paul Maynard) (for up to 20 minutes).
 
Pensions Bill [ Lords ] (Programme) (No. 2) (Motion) (for up to 45 minutes).
 
Pensions Bill [ Lords ]: Report Stage and Third Reading (may continue until 10.00 pm, if the Pensions Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) Motion is agreed to).
 
European Union Document (Motion) (without debate).
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petitions (without debate).
 
Adjournment Debate: Functioning of the Marine Management Organisation (Sarah Newton) (until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).
 

 
Sitting in Westminster Hall
 
General Debates:
9.30 am
Future of the Green Belt in England (Anna Soubry).
11.00 am
Government proposals for a cull of badgers to control bovine tuberculosis (Mrs Mary Glindon).
12.30 pm
Steart Point and coastal resilience (Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger).
1.00 pm
VAT on renovation of empty property (Bill Esterson).
1.30 pm
Award of a campaign medal for Bomber Command (Jackie Doyle-Price) (until 2.00 pm).
 

MEMORANDUM
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER: CHANGES TO E-TABLING
       On Thursday 13 October the House approved the Procedure Committee’s recommendations on e-tabling of questions for written answer. These provide for a three month trial period during which limits will be imposed on the ability of Members to e-table such questions. The changes will come into effect from the rising of the House on Friday 21 October.
What will change
       For the duration of the trial period:
       • a deadline for e-tabling questions of 6.30 pm or the rising of the House (if earlier) on each sitting day from Monday to Thursday, and 2.30 pm on sitting and non-sitting Fridays (or the rising of the House if earlier on sitting Fridays) will be applied; and
       • Members will be able to e-table no more than five questions for written answer (named day or ordinary written) each day.
       E-tabling for written questions will therefore not be available to Members:
       • after 6.30 pm on Mondays to Thursdays; or
       • once they have e-tabled five questions for written answer on any one day.
       After the 6.30 pm deadline on Mondays to Thursdays Members will not be able to e-table questions for written answer until the following day.
       Any written questions e-tabled after the 2.30 pm deadline on sitting and non-sitting Fridays will count towards a Member’s quota for the following sitting day.
       During a short recess of less than one week, any written questions e-tabled after the House rises for the recess will count towards a Member’s quota for the first sitting day after the recess.
What will not change
       Members will be able to e-table questions for oral answer, including topical questions and questions to the Prime Minister, just as at present.
       The quota of five e-tabled questions and the 6.30/2.30 pm deadline will not affect the ability of Members to table questions for written answer in hard copy by post or in person.
       The daily quota of five named days questions will still apply.
       The daily quota for e-tabling written questions will not apply:
       • during a recess of a week or more; and
       • on the first sitting day after a recess of a week or more.
       If you have any queries please contact the Table Office on x3302 or x3303, by email at [email protected] or in person.
 

 

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Prepared 18th October 2011