Sittings of the house (Tuesdays) (7.00 pm to 10.00 pm)

United Kingdom Borders – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 11th July 2012.

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Motion made, and Question put ,

That this House should sit on Tuesdays from 7.00 pm until 10.00 pm to consider Private Members’ Bills.—(Dame Joan Ruddock.)

The House divided:

Ayes 205, Noes 228.

Division number 51 United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the house (Tuesdays) (7.00 pm to 10.00 pm)

Aye: 203 MPs

No: 227 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Abstained: 2 MPs

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, Speaker of the House of Commons, Speaker of the House of Commons

We now come to the next Back-Bench business debate, on the motion relating to VAT on air ambulance fuel payments, which may continue until 7 pm. In a moment I shall call Guy Opperman to open the debate. I feel sure that Members leaving the Chamber will wish to do so quickly and quietly so that we can have an orderly transition to the next debate and the hon. Gentleman can be heard with the courtesy and attentiveness that we would all wish.