Summary Agenda Tuesday 7 February 2012

Summary Agenda

2.30 pm



Private Business (without debate).

Oral Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister including at 2.50 pm Topical Questions.

3.10 pm

Oral Questions to the Attorney General.

3.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).


Offshore Gambling (Licensing)-Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Matthew Hancock) (for up to 20 minutes).

Opposition Day (half day): Responsibility and reform in British banks (may continue for up to three hours).

Backbench Business (half day): Metal theft (Motion) (may continue until 10.00 pm).

Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval) (without debate).

European Union Document (Motion) (without debate).

Business of the House (21 February) (Motion) (no debate after 10.00 pm).

At the end of the sitting

Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).

Adjournment Debate: Asbestos in schools (Ian Lavery) (until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

Intellectual property and its contribution to economic growth (Pete Wishart).

11.00 am

Government’s alcohol strategy (Dr Sarah Wollaston).

12.30 pm

Operation of Wirral Borough Council (Mr Frank Field).

1.00 pm

Fitting of safety stop valves on fishing vessels (Sheryll Murray).

1.30 pm

Role of Government in supporting economic development in Barnsley (Angela Smith) (until 2.00 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 rise of the House (whichever is earlier) on Thursday 9 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 17 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 of tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc

Thursday 9 February

Monday 20 February

Defence (T)

Thursday 9 February

Tuesday 21 February

Health (T)

Thursday 9 February

Wednesday 22 February

Prime Minister

Monday 20 February
(First sitting day after adjournment)

Thursday 23 February

Transport (T)
Women and Equalities

* The latest time for tabling is 12.30 pm on each of these days.

The results of the shuffles on 9 February will be published on 10 February. They will be available from the Vote Office and on the internet at

For further details of last tabling days for other departments and answering bodies, see the Order of Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the internet at


The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the February Adjournment is 6.30 pm or the rise of the House (whichever is earlier), on Monday 6 February (for answer on Thursday 8 February). For Questions tabled between this time and the rise of the House on Thursday 8 February, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 20 February.

After the House has adjourned on Thursday 8 February, Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day written answer up to 4.30 pm on Friday 17 February will be treated as having been tabled on that day. Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 21 February, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 22 February.

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Prepared 7th February 2012