Summary Agenda Tuesday 18 December 2012

Summary Agenda

11.30 am



Private Business (without debate).

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice, including at 12.15 pm Topical Questions.

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).


Welfare Cash Card-Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Alec Shelbrooke) (for up to 20 minutes).

Justice and Security Bill [Lords]:Second reading (may continue until 7.00 pm).

-followed by Programme Motion (without separate debate).

-followed by Money Resolution (without separate debate).

European Union Document (Fund for European aid to the most deprived) (Motion) (for up to one and a half hours).

European Union Document (Motion) (without debate).

At the end of the sitting

Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).

Adjournment Debate: UK exposure to high carbon investment (Caroline Lucas) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

Yorkshire and the Tour de France (Julian Smith).

11.00 am

Government funding for Cornwall (Dan Rogerson).

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.

2.30 pm

Effects of welfare reform on disabled people, their carers and families (Ian Mearns).

4.00 pm

Votes for 16 and 17 year olds (Julie Elliott).

4.30 pm

Outsourcing of public services (Chris White) (until 5.00 pm).



Members wishing to table Questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 5.30 pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Thursday 20 December. Thereafter, they may table Questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post, which will be treated as if tabled on Friday 4 January.


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 20 December

Monday 7 January

Home Office (T)

Thursday 20 December

Tuesday 8 January

Deputy Prime Minister (T)
Attorney General

Thursday 20 December

Wednesday 9 January

Prime Minister

Monday 7 January
(first sitting day after adjournment)

Thursday 10 January

Culture, Media and Sport (T)
Women and Equalities

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

The results of the shuffles on 20 December will be published on 21 December. 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


Up until the rise of the House on Thursday 20 December, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 7 January. After the House has adjourned Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for named day will be treated as having been tabled on Friday 4 January. Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 8 January, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 9 January.

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Prepared 18th December 2012