Business of the House

– in the House of Commons at 9:40 pm on 26th March 2007.

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Ordered,

That, at the sitting on Wednesday 28th March—

(1) the Speaker shall put the Questions on the Motions in the name of Mr Jack Straw relating to:

(a) Communications Allowance;

(b) Notices of Questions etc. during September;

(c) Select Committees (Reports); and

(d) Parliamentary contributory pension fund

not later than two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion, such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved, proceedings may continue, though opposed after the moment of interruption and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply; and

(2) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Secretary Tessa Jowell relating to Betting, Gaming and Lotteries not later than three hours after their commencement, proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.— [Mr. Heppell.]