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Business Of The House

Volume 12: debated on Thursday 5 November 1981

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Ordered,

That—
(1) Standing Order No. 6 (Precedence of Government business) shall have effect for this Session with the following modifications, namely:—
In paragraph (2) the word 'twelve' shall be substituted for the word 'ten' in line 5; and in paragraph (5) the word 'eight' shall be substituted for the word 'ten' in line 30;
(2) Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 22nd January, 29th January, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th February, 2nd, 23rd and 30th April, 7th and 14th May and 9th July;
(3) Private Members' Notices of Motions shall have precedence over Government business on 27th November, 4th, 11th and 18th December, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March and ballots for these Notices shall be held after Questions on Wednesday 11th November, Wednesday 18th November, Wednesday 25th November, Wednesday 2nd December, Wednesday 17th February, Wednesday 24th February, Wednesday 3rd March and Wednesday 10th March;
(4) On Monday 14th December, Monday 15th February, Monday 17th May and Monday 5th July, Private Members' Notices of Motions shall have precedence until Seven o'clock and ballots for these Notices shall be held after Questions on Thursday 26th November, Thursday 28th January, Thursday 29th April and Thursday 17th June;
(5) No Notice of Motion shall be handed in for any of the days on which Private Members' Notices have precedence under this Order in anticipation of the Ballot for that day.—[Mr. Pym.]