Sittings of the House (Tuesdays) (11.30 am to 7.00 pm)

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Motion mad e, and Question p roposed ,

That this House should meet at 11.30 am on Tuesdays, with a moment of interruption at 7.00 pm, and accordingly the changes to Standing Orders set out in the table be made, with effect from Monday 15 October 2012.

Standing Order no. Line no. Change
9 (Sittings of the House) 3 Leave out ‘and Tuesdays at half past two o’clock, on’ and insert ‘at half past two o’clock, on Tuesdays and’.
  7 After ‘a’ insert ‘Tuesday or’.
  20 Leave out ‘and Tuesdays, at seven o’clock on’ and insert ‘, at seven o’clock on Tuesdays and’.
10 (Sittings in Westminster Hall) 4 Leave out lines 4 and 5
  6 After ‘on’ insert ‘Tuesday or’.
  10 At start, insert ‘Tuesday or’.
15 (Exempted business) 21 Leave out ‘or Tuesday, eight o’clock on’ and insert ‘, eight o’clock on Tuesday or’.
17 (Delegated legislation (negative procedure)) 2 Leave out ‘or Tuesday, half past eight o’clock on’ and insert ‘, half past eight o’clock on Tuesday or’.
20 (Time for taking private business) 26 Leave out ‘or Tuesday, four o’clock on any specified’ and insert ‘, four o’clock on any specified Tuesday or’.
24 (Emergency debates) 28 Leave out ‘or Tuesday, half past ten o’clock on a’ and insert ‘, half past ten o’clock on a Tuesday or’.
54 (Consideration of estimates) 20 Leave out ‘or Tuesday, four o’clock on’ and insert ‘, four o’clock on Tuesday or’.
88 (Meetings of general committees) 11 Leave out ‘or Tuesdays, between the hours of twenty-five minutes past eleven o’clock in the morning and half past one o’clock in the afternoon on’ and insert ‘, between the hours of twenty-five minutes past eleven o’clock in the morning and half past one o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesdays or’.

—(Dame Joan Ruddock.)

The House divided:

Ayes 267, Noes 233.

Division number 49

See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)

Question accordingly agreed to.

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We come now to motion 5. [Interruption.] Order. It would help the House if it was clear what it was voting on. Once again, I remind the House that if the question on motion 5 is agreed, motion 6 will fall.