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Question for Leader of the House

UIN 206176, tabled on 16 July 2014

To ask the Leader of the House, how many days were allocated to business not introduced by a Government Minister in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

21 July 2014

The statistics requested are not maintained as business is not always allocated on the basis of whole days. The number of days allocated to Opposition Days, Backbench business, select committee business and private Members' bills each session is specified in the Standing Orders of the House. The number of hours spent each Session on different categories of business is recorded in the Sessional Returns.

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