Summary Agenda Tuesday 25 October 2011

Summary Agenda
2.30 pm
Prayers.
Afterwards
Private Business (without debate).
 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, including at 3.15 pm Topical Questions.
3.30 pm
Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
Afterwards
European Union Act 2011 (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill—Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Mr William Cash) (for up to 20 minutes).
 
Public Bodies Bill [ Lords ] (Programme) (No. 2) (Motion) (for up to 45 minutes).
 
Public Bodies Bill [ Lords ]: Report Stage and Third Reading (may continue until 10.00 pm if the Public Bodies Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) Motion is agreed to).
 
Statutory Instrument (Motion for approval) (without debate).
 
Business of the House (26 October) (Motion) (no debate after 10.00 pm).
 
Motions to change the membership of Select Committees: Scottish Affairs; Work and Pensions (no debate after 10.00 pm).
At the end of the sitting
Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).
 
Adjournment Debate: Future constitutional status of Scotland (Mr Tom Harris) (until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).
 

 
Sitting in Westminster Hall
 
General Debates:
9.30 am
Localisation of business rates in the North East (Julie Elliott).
11.00 am
Sex and relationship education in primary schools (Andrea Leadsom).
12.30 pm
Community groups and the distribution of lottery funding (Barbara Keeley).
1.00 pm
Regionalisation of North West fire and rescue control centres (Tim Farron).
1.30 pm
Prescription of Ritalin and similar drugs to treat behavioural disorders in young children (Mr Pat McFadden) (until 2.00 pm).
 

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 came into effect from the rising of the House on Friday 21 October.
What has changed
       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 may 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 has not changed
       Members can still e-table questions for oral answer, including topical questions and questions to the Prime Minister.
       The quota of five e-tabled questions and the 6.30/2.30 pm deadline does 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]
       The ‘shuffle’ for Oral Questions for Tuesday 1 November took place on Monday 24 October. Copies of the outcome of the ‘shuffle’ are available from the Vote Office and can be found in Future Day Orals at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfutoral/futoral.htm
       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 25th October 2011