Summary Agenda Tuesday 23 April 2013

Summary Agenda

11.30 am



Private Business (without debate).

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, including at 12.15 pm Topical Questions.

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).


Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Amendment)-Motion for leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten minute rule (Sarah Teather) (for up to 20 minutes).

Growth and Infrastructure Bill: Consideration of Lords Message (for up to one hour).

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland (for up to three hours).

Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Motion) (may continue until any hour, if the 7.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to).

Motions and Amendments with a Financial Consequence for the House of Commons Administration Estimate (Motion) (may continue until any hour, if the 7.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to).

European Union Document (Motion) (without debate).

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

(Note: The House may be asked to consider any Lords Amendments or Lords Messages which may be received.)

At the end of the sitting

Adjournment Debate: Effect of weather conditions on upland sheep farmers (Glyn Davies) (until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later).

Sitting in Westminster Hall

General Debates:

9.30 am

Accident and Emergency waiting times (Ann Clwyd).

11.00 am

Effect of the under-occupancy penalty in Wigan (Yvonne Fovargue).

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm

2.30 pm

Role of reservists in the regular Army (Bob Stewart).

4.00 pm

Sharia law in the UK (Kris Hopkins).

4.30 pm

Health inequalities (Mr Virendra Sharma) (until 5.00 pm).



All notices of Questions fall at Prorogation. Questions tabled for answer on a named day after Prorogation will not be answered. Questions for ordinary written answer tabled shortly before Prorogation may not receive a substantive answer before Prorogation. They cannot be answered after Prorogation.

Members may send notices of Questions relating to the new Session

(a) before Prorogation: in person in the Table Office, by post or through the e-tabling system;

(b) once Parliament has been prorogued: by post or through the e-tabling system.

These notices will be treated as having been received on Wednesday 8 May, the day of the State Opening.


Members may table notices of Questions in person in the Table Office from 9.30 am on Wednesday 8 May.

There will be no Question Time on the first four sitting days of the new Session. Shuffles will take place at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 8 May for the oral Questions to departments being answered on Tuesday 14 May and Wednesday 15 May; and a shuffle will be held on Thursday 9 May for oral Questions to the Prime Minister on Wednesday 15 May. The rota of Departments answering oral Questions from Tuesday 14 May will be set out in the Order of Questions which will be issued when the date of Prorogation is confirmed. It will be available from the Vote Office and via the Parliamentary Intranet at

The earliest date in the new Session for which a Question may be set down for named day written answer is Monday 13 May.


The last day in the Session on which effective notices of new Motions (including Early Day Motions) and added names can be submitted by Members is the day before Prorogation takes place. No new Motions may therefore be tabled on the day of Prorogation nor may any names be added to existing Motions on that day.

All Motions fall at Prorogation.

New Motions, and added names to them, may be submitted to the Table Office from 9.30 am on Wednesday 8 May.

Continue to Order of Business

Prepared 23rd April 2013