Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Public Business 2007-08 Contents
|Event (and S.O. No.)||Monday/Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|Application for urgent debatesto Speaker no later than (24)||12 noon||10.30 am||9.30 am|
|House sits (9, 11)||2.30 pm||11.30 am||10.30 am||9.30 am|
|Private business after prayers ends no later than (20)||2.45 pm||11.45 am||10.45 am|
|Question time ends (21)||3.30 pm||12.30 pm||11.30 am|
|Urgent questions and statements (21, 9, 11)||3.30 pm||12.30 pm||11.30 am||11 am|
|Opposition or Estimates half-day ends (if first item) or starts (if not first item); opposed private business or urgent debate starts (14, 54, 20, 24)||7 pm||4 pm||3 pm|
|Main business interrupted (9, 11)||10 pm||7 pm||6 pm||2.30 pm|
|End of debate on nomination of certain select committees, if previously opposed (or 1 hour after commencement, if later) (15(1)(c))||11 pm||8 pm||7 pm||3.30 pm|
|End of debate to annul delegated legislation (17)||11.30 pm||8.30 pm||7.30 pm||4 pm|
|Westminster Hall sittings(*extra time for divisions in House)||9.30 am–2 pm (Tue only)||9.30–11.30 am;*2.30–5 pm||*2.30–5.30 pm|
Monday times also apply to any Wednesday (but not Thursday) sitting immediately after a periodic adjournment of more than two days, in which case the sitting in Westminster Hall is 9.30am–2pm, or on the first day of a Session. The House also sits at 2.30 pm on any day of the week on which a Speaker is to be elected (S.O. No. 1B).
Debate also limited to 1½ hours (S.O. No. 16).