Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons First Report


Possible business for a "Main Committee"

This Annex lists business taken on the floor of the House in a typical Session which might instead have been taken in a "Main Committee" had there been one.

The Session chosen is the middle Session of the last Parliament (1994-95). The date on which each item of business was taken and the time taken (hours : minutes) are also indicated.

Second reading of non-controversial Government bills

Government adjournment debates

Estimates debates

Other debates on select committee reports

Private Members' business

(excluding private Members' bills)

The total time spent on business which might have been taken in a 'Main Committee' is 399 hours 5 minutes. This is 30 per cent of the total number of hours sat in 1994-95 (1313 hours 43 minutes).

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