Business of the House (25 February)

– in the House of Commons at 9:33 pm on 24 February 2014.

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That, at the sitting on Tuesday 25 February:

(1) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Secretary Iain Duncan Smith relating to pensions and social security not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first of those motions; proceedings on those Motions may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply; and

(2) notwithstanding sub-paragraph (2)(c) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), the backbench business set down for consideration may be entered upon at any hour, may be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of.—(Mr Lansley.)