HC Deb 26 June 1995 vol 262 c461W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Lord President of the Council on how many occasions in the current Session until 16 June the House has adjourned before 10 o'clock; and what has been the total approximate time between the time of adjournment and half-past 10 o'clock.

Mr. Newton

In the current Session up to the 16 June, the House has adjourned before 10 o'clock on 21 occasions, not including Fridays. This figure does not include the last day before the Christmas recess on 20 December, but does include 24 May 1995 when the House rose at 4.36 pm as a mark of respect to Lord Wilson on his death. Nineteen of the 21 occasions have been since January.

The total time between the hour of adjournment and half- past 10 o'clock on these 21 occasions is 42 hours 51 minutes. If the 24 May 1995 is not included in the figure, the total time is 36 hours 57 minutes.