Sittings of the House (Thursdays) (9.30 am to 5.00 pm)

United Kingdom Borders – in the House of Commons at 4:03 pm on 11th July 2012.

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Motion made, and Question put,

That this House should meet at 9.30 am on Thursdays, with a moment of interruption at 5.00 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) 5 Leave out ‘ten’ and insert ‘nine’.
  21 Leave out ‘six’ and insert ‘five’.
10 (Sittings in Westminster Hall) 14 Leave out ‘two and insert ‘one’.
15 (Exempted business) 23 Leave out ‘seven’ and insert ‘six’.
17 (Delegated legislation (negative procedure)) 6 Leave out ‘seven’ and insert ‘six’.
20 (Time for taking private business) 28 Leave out ‘three’ and insert ‘two’.
24 Emergency debates 30 Leave out ‘half-past’.
54 (Consideration of estimates) 22 Leave out ‘three’ and insert ‘two’.
88 (Meetings of general committees) 15 Leave out ‘twenty-five minutes past ten o’clock in the morning and half past twelve o’clock in the afternoon’ and insert ‘twenty-five minutes past nine o’clock and half past eleven o’clock in the morning’.
  23 Leave out ‘ten’ and insert ‘nine’.(Mr Knight.)

The House divided:

Ayes 280, Noes 184.

Division number 50 United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Thursdays) (9.30 am to 5.00 pm)

Aye: 280 MPs

No: 184 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name


Nos: A-Z by last name


Question accordingly agreed to.