Summary Agenda Thursday 21 March 2013

Summary Agenda

9.30 am



Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, including at 10.15 am Topical Questions.

10.30 am

Urgent Questions (if any); Business Question to the Leader of the House; Ministerial Statements, including on Afghanistan: Quarterly update.


Ways and Means (Budget Resolutions) (may continue until 5.00 pm).

At the end of the sitting

Presentation of Public Petition (without debate).

Adjournment Debate: DWP Minister’s decision not to meet a delegation on Atos Healthcare (Mr Michael Meacher) (until 5.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debate:

1.30 pm

Post–2015 development agenda (Member in charge: Hugh Bayley) (until 4.30 pm).



Members wishing to table questions in person may do so in the usual way through the Table Office until 7.30 pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Tuesday 26 March. Thereafter, they may table questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post, which will be treated as if tabled on Friday 12 April.


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.

Tuesday 26 March

Monday 15 April

Defence (T)

Tuesday 26 March

Tuesday 16 April

Health (T)

Tuesday 26 March

Wednesday 17 April

Prime Minister

Monday 15 April

(First sitting day after the Adjournment)

Thursday 18 April

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 26 March will be published on 27 March. 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 Easter Adjournment is 5.30 pm or the rise of the House (whichever is earlier) on Thursday 21 March (for answer on Tuesday 26 March). For Questions tabled after this time and before the rise of the House on Tuesday 26 March, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 15 April.

After the House has adjourned, Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for a named day will be treated as having been tabled on Friday 12 April. Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 16 April, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 17 April.

Continue to Order of Business

Continue to Budget Resolutions

Prepared 21st March 2013