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Sittings Of The House

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will list the occasions on which the House has sat later than 1.30 am since 1958; and what was the main business under discussion.

Details of the main business under discussion each time the House has sat later than 1 30 am could be provided only at disproportionate cost.The House sat later than 1.30 am during the 1957–58 Session and 1958–59 Session on the following occasions :

House sits after 1.30 am

Session

Number of occasions

Time at which adjourned (a.m. unless stated)

Date

1957–5841.5323 July 1958
2.251 July 1958
2.412 July 1958
3.506 March 1958
1958–5931.376 July 1959
1.533 March 1959
3.5627 July 1959

Detailed information about the occasions when the House sat after 1.30 am during the period 1959–60 Session up to and including the 1984–85 Session was published in the Official Report, columns 569–78 on 14 February 1986 in a written answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, East (Mr. Taylor). The number of occasions when the House sat later than 1.30 am during these Sessions is as follows:

Occasions when House sat after 1.30 am

Session

Number

1959–608
1960–6116
1961–6210
1962–639
1963–644
1964–6527
1965–667
1966–6740
1967–6821
1968–6924
1969–709
1970–7133
1971–7230
1972–7324
1973–744
197410
1974–7535
1975–7639
1976–7723
1977–7821
1978–798
1979–8041
1980–8128
1981–8222
1982–8313
1983–8434
1984–8535

The information requested for the period 1985–86 Session to date is as follows:

Session

Number of occasions

Time at which adjourned (a.m. unless stated)

Date

1985–86181.3425 March 1986
1.4010 December 1985
1.4320 May 1986
1.4920 January 1986
1.5016 July 1986
1.5619 February 1986
2.0417 February 1986
2.1221 May 1986
2.121 July 1986
2.2111 February 1986
2.4814 July 1986
2.519 June 1986
4.2921 October 1986
5.2423 July 1986
8.2524 July 1986
8.3013 March 1986
9.2718 December 1985
9.475 June 1986
1986–8762.0711 March 1987
2.523 February 1987
3.171 April 1987
9.2924 March 1987
9.3015 December 1986

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10 December 1986
1987–882181.3414 July 1987
1.4017 February 1988
1.509 February 1988
1.536 July 1987
1.537 July 1987
1.5315 December 1987
2.208 February 1988
2.2330 March 1988
2.312 December 1987
2.472 March 1988
2.5529 March 1988
2.563 February 1988
3.2720 July 1987
4.0121 October 1987
4.079 March 1988
8.3010 March 1988
9.2713 July 1987
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