Allocation of time motion

An allocation of time motion, or 'guillotine', is to ensure that certain stages of a Bill are completed by a certain date or within a fixed number of sittings. They have largely been replaced by programme motions which set out a timetable for a Bill in the House of Commons at the start of its consideration.

Further information on this subject can be found from the following links.

House of Commons Information Office factsheet: Programming of Government Bills

Related glossary term: Programme motion

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