Summary Agenda Friday 21 October 2011

Summary Agenda
9.30 am
Prayers.
Afterwards
Private Members’ Bills.
 
(Note: If proceedings on the first Bill end before 2.30 pm, the second Bill and, possibly, subsequent Bills may be debated in the time remaining. After 2.30 pm, only those Bills which are unopposed may make further progress.)
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).
 
Adjournment Debate: Concessionary coach travel scheme (Ian Austin) (until 3.00 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).
 

MEMORANDA
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 day 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.
NORTHERN IRELAND GRAND COMMITTEE
[Sitting at Westminster on Tuesday 1 November 2011 at 4.30 pm]
       Notices of Oral Questions for Tuesday 1 November may be submitted to the Table Office from Thursday 20 October. Notices for inclusion in the ‘shuffle’ should be submitted by 12.30 pm on Monday 24 October.
       Applications for an adjournment debate for Tuesday 1 November should be submitted to the Table Office by 10.00 pm or the rising of the House (whichever is the earlier) on Tuesday 25 October. The ballot will take place on Wednesday 26 October.
 

 

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Prepared 21st October 2011