September Sittings

– in the House of Commons at 6:25 pm on 1st November 2006.

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Motion made, and Question proposed,

That this House welcomes the introduction of a procedure for the tabling and answering of written questions and the making of written ministerial statements during the summer adjournment, as adopted by the House on 24th July for the current session; accordingly reconsiders the part of its resolution of 29th October 2002 endorsing the proposal for September sittings; and is of the opinion that the House should not sit during September (except pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order No. 13 (Earlier meeting of the House in certain circumstances)).— [Mr. Straw.]

Amendment proposed: leave out from 'should' to end and insert

'hold regular sittings for a period in September.'.— [Mr. Winnick.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 122, Noes 354.

Division number 336 September Sittings

Aye: 121 MPs

No: 353 MPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name


Abstained: 1 MP

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Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put and agreed to.