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September Sittings

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Leader of the House what business was conducted on each day the House sat in September 2003 and September 2004; what the hours of sitting were on each day; and how many (a) divisions took place and (b) hon. Members took part in each division. (98395)

The House held normal sittings in September in 2003 and 2004 for eight and seven days respectively. There were emergency recalls in 1990 (two days), 1992 (two days), 1998 (two days), 2001 (three separate days) and 2002 (one day). The information for 2003 and 2004 is as follows:

September sitting: 2003

Date

Business

Hours sat

Divisions and number voting

Monday 8 September

Second Reading: Water Bill

8.34

Three: 492; 485; 474

Tuesday 9 September

Opposition Day (Con) (Iraq and Teacher Shortages)

9.26

Two: 448; 438

Wednesday 10 September

Opposition Day (Lib Dem) (Old Age and Iraq)

8.15

Three: 373; 389; 338 Three deferred: 390; 295; 388

Thursday 11 September

Government adjournment: Defence

7.00

None

Monday 15 September

Lords Amendments: Local Government Bill

7.57

Four: 338; 377; 412;

Tuesday 16 September

Opposition Day (Con) (Electricity and EU Constitution)

8.22

Three: 456; 427; 406

Wednesday 17 September

Remaining Stages: Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc) Bill and Lords Amendments: Local Government Bill

13.20

Six: 332; 328; 337; 346; 343; 333

Thursday 18 September

Second Reading: Arms Control and Disarmament (Inspections) Bill [Lords]

4.56

None

There were also sittings in Westminster Hall on eight days and 2,888 parliamentary questions were dealt with.

September sitting: 2004

Date

Business

Hours sat

Divisions and number voting

Tuesday 7 September

Second Reading: Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Bill [Lords]

6.52

None

Wednesday 8 September

Opposition Day (Con) (Pensions and MRSA)

8.30

Three: 501; 497; 468

Thursday 9 September

Government adjournment (European Constitution)

7.02

None

Monday 13 September

Second Reading: Children Bill [Lords]

8.40

One (programme motion): 313

Tuesday 14 September

Opposition Day (Lib Dem) (Higher Education and Older Women)

8.30

Four: 441; 442; 432; 423

Wednesday 15 September

Remaining Stages: Hunting Bill

11.18

Eight: 468; 477; 467; 466; 522; 357; 337; 494

Thursday 16 September

Lords Amendments: Employment Relations Bill; Government adjournment (HIV/AIDS)

7.00

None

There were also sittings in Westminster Hall on six days and 2,201 parliamentary questions dealt with.