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business of the House

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008


That, at the sitting on Wednesday 29th October,

(a) notwithstanding paragraph (2)(c) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) opposition business may be proceeded with, for three hours or until Four o’clock, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of; and

(b) notwithstanding Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) the Private Business set down by the Chairman of Ways and Means shall be entered upon at the conclusion of opposition business (whether before, at or after Four o’clock), and may then be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours, after which the Speaker shall interrupt the business.—[Chris Mole.]