House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2000-01
Publications on the internet
Summary Agendas and Orders of Business

Summary Agenda Monday 11th December 2000

Here you can browse the House of Commons Summary Agenda for Monday 11th December 2000.

2.30 p.m. Prayers.
AfterwardsOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
3.20 p.m. Oral Questions to the Member representing the Church Commissioners and the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission
3.30 p.m. Private Notice Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any).
AfterwardsPresentation of Bills (without debate).
Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address) (proposed subjects for debate: foreign affairs and defence) (may continue until 10.00 p.m.).
Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (Motion) (no debate after 10.00 p.m.).
Business of the House (Motion) (no debate after 10.00 p.m.).
Select Committees (Joint Meetings) (no debate after 10.00 p.m.).
At the end of the sittingAdjournment Debate: Support for people affected by flooding in Lewes (Norman Baker) (until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later).


Arrangements for Conducting Deferred Divisions under the Order of the House of 7th November

1.    On Wednesdays when it is proposed to conduct divisions deferred from a previous day, a paper will be circulated with the Vote Bundle setting out the questions to be decided. That paper will be in the form of a ballot paper, listing the questions in the order in which they were deferred, each with a box for `Aye' and `No' votes printed against it.
2.    Between 3.30 p.m. and 5.00 p.m., Members may take their ballot papers, marked with their votes and signed, to the No lobby. Copies of the ballot paper will also be made available in the lobby. Division Clerks will be in their places as for a division in the House, and will mark Members as having voted and take their ballot papers. No Member may hand in a ballot paper for another Member, except in circumstances which would allow `nodding through' in a division in the House. At 5.00 p.m., the doors to the No lobby will be locked, and will remain locked for five minutes. Any Members remaining in the lobby have until the doors are unlocked to vote. The Clerk of the House will then arrange for the votes to be counted and the results will be announced by the Speaker at the earliest convenient opportunity.
3.    If a division is called in the House during a deferred division, the deferred division will be suspended and the closing time will be extended by the length of the suspension (for example, until 5.10 p.m.). A division in the House after the time for deferred divisions has expired but while the doors are still locked will bring to an end the time for Members to vote.
4.    These arrangements will be reviewed during the course of the session.

Continue to Order of Business

House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2000
Prepared 11 December 2000