Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Public Business 2015   Contents

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Event (and S.O. No.) Monday Tuesday/Wednesday Thursday Friday
Application for urgent debatesto Speaker no later than 12 noon 10.30 am 9.00 am
House sits 2.30 pm 11.30 am 9.30 am 9.30 am
Private business after prayers ends no later than 2.45 pm 11.45 am 9.45 am
Question time ends 3.30 pm 12.30 pm 10.30 am
Urgent questions and statements 3.30 pm 12.30 pm 10.30 am 11 am
Opposition or Estimates half-day ends (if first item) or starts (if not first item); opposed private business 7 pm 4 pm 2 pm
Main business interrupted 10 pm 7 pm 5 pm 2.30 pm
Westminster Hall sittings(*extra time for divisions in House) *4.307.30 pm 9.3011.30 am;*2.305 pm *1.304.30 pm

Monday times also apply to any Tuesday or Wednesday (but not Thursday) sitting immediately after a periodic adjournment of more than two days, in which case the sitting in Westminster Hall is 9.30am2pm, 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).

Also latest time for application for urgent questions. This deadline is 10 am on sitting Fridays.

If the Petitions Committee has determined that a debate should take place in Westminster Hall on an e-petition (S.O. No. 145A(7)).

Prepared 5 May 2015