Sessional Returns: Session 2016–17 Contents


Introductory note

1 Business of the House

A Questions

B Notices of Motions for an Early Day

C Disciplinary Powers of the Chair

D Petitions

2 Closure of Debate, Proposal of Question and Allocation of Time

A Closure of Debate

B Power of Chair to Propose Question

C Previous Question

D (1) Allocation of Time

(2) Allocation of Time (Programme Motions)

(3) Allocation of Time (Business of the House Motions)

3 Sittings of the House

A Days and hours of sitting in the House

B Days and hours of sitting in Westminster Hall

C Distribution of time on the floor of the House between principal types of business

D Distribution of time in Westminster Hall between applicable types of business

4 Private Bills and Private Business

A Private Bills, Private Business and Special Procedure Orders: General

B Opposed Bill Committees

C Committee on Unopposed Bills

D Court of Referees

E Standing Orders Committee

F Joint Committees

5 Public Bills

A General Summary

B Bills which received the Royal Assent

C Bills which did not receive the Royal Assent

D Consideration of Bills in Committee of the whole House

E Consideration of Bills in General Committees

6 Delegated Legislation and Legislative Reform Orders

A Instruments laid before the House

B Instruments considered by the Joint and Select Committees on Statutory Instruments

C Consideration in the House and in Delegated Legislation Committee

D Draft Legislative Reform Orders

E Remedial Orders under the Human Rights Act 1998

7 European Legislation, etc

A Consideration by the European Scrutiny Committee

B Consideration on a Motion on the floor of the House and in European Committees

8 Grand Committees and the Regional Affairs Committee

9 Panel of Chairs

10 Select Committees



1. Administration

2. Backbench Business

3. Business, Innovation and Skills

4. Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

5. Communities and Local Government

6. Consolidation &c., Bills (Joint Committee)

7. Culture, Media and Sport

8. Defence

8A. Defence Sub-Committee

9. Education

9A. Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee

10. Energy and Climate Change

11. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

11A. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee: Animal Welfare in England

11B. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee: Forestry in England

12. Environmental Audit

13. European Scrutiny

14. Exiting the European Union

14A. Exiting the European Union Sub-Committee

15. Finance

16. Foreign Affairs

16A. Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee

17. Health

18. Home Affairs

19. Human Rights (Joint Committee)

20. International Development

20A. Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact Sub-Committee

21. International Trade

22. Justice

23. Liaison

23A. National Policy Statement Sub-Committee

24. National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)

25. Northern Ireland Affairs

26. Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee)

27. Petitions

28. Privileges

29. Procedure

30. Public Accounts

31. Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs

32. Regulatory Reform

33. Science and Technology

34. Scottish Affairs

35. Selection

36. Standards

37. Statutory Instruments

38. Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)

39. Transport

40. Treasury

41. Welsh Affairs

42. Women and Equalities

43. Work and Pensions


1 Select Committee Staff

2 Witness Diversity Session 2016–17

3 Select Committee Expenses for Financial Year 2016/17*


11 July 2017