HC Deb 26 March 1906 vol 154 cc850-1

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he can say on how many days in each of the four years preceding the adoption of the rule providing for the ordinary meetings of the House at Two o'clock the House did meet at that hour on Tuesdays and Fridays and on any other days, and on how many days private Members were prevented from exercising their privileges in each of those years.

(Answered by Sir H. Campbell Bannerman.) I am informed that the

Days on which the House met at Two o'clock and the Privileges of Private Members were taken from them at the Morning Sitting.
Session. Date. Day of the week. Total number of days.
1898 29th March Tuesday 3 Tuesdays.
5th April *Tuesday
19th April Tuesday
1899 (I. and II.) Nil Nil Nil
1900 (I. and II.) Nil Nil Nil
1901 2nd April *Tuesday 6 Tuesdays.
23rd April Tuesday
30th April Tuesday
7th May Tuesday
14th May Tuesday
21st May Tuesday
* Motions for the Adjournment at Easter.

Other Days on which the House met at two o'clock, but the privileges of private Members were not taken from them. 1898, Nil; 1899, Nil; 1900, Wednesday, 28th February (Ash Wednesday). 1901, Nil.