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GOVERNMENT AND BY PRIVATE MEMBERS).

RETURN to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons,

dated 19 August 1907 ;--for,

RETURN “showing, with reference to SESSION 1907 :-(1) the Number of Sittings

at which Government Business had Precedence under the Standing Orders during the entire Sitting ; (2) the Number of Sittings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at which Precedence was given to Government Business up till 8.15 p.m. and to Private Members at 8.15 p.m., and the Number of Sittings on Fridays at which Private Members had Precedence under the Standing Orders; (3) the Number of Sittings at which Government Business was given Precedence under a Special Order of the House during the entire Sitting ; (4) the Number of Saturday Sittings ; (5) the Total Number of Sittings at which Government Business had Precedence; (6) the Total Number of Days on which the House Sat'; and (7) the Number of Days on which Business of Supply was considered (in continuation of Parliamentary Paper, No. 384, of Session 1906).”

(Mr. Caldwell.)

Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed,

20 August 1907.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (DAYS OCCUPIED BY GOVERNMENT

AND BY PRIVATE MEMBERS).

RETURN showing, with reference to SESSION 1907:-(1) the Number of Sittings at

which Government Business had Precedence under the Standing Orders during the entire Sitting ; (2) the Number of Sittings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at which Precedence was given to Government Business up till 8.15 p.m. and to Private Members at 8.15 p.m., and the Number of Sittings on Fridays at which Private Members had Precedence under the Standing Orders; (3) the Number of Sittings at which Government Business was given Precedence under a Special Order of the House during the entire Sitting ; (4) the Number of Saturday Sittings;

(5) the Total Number of Sittings at which Government Business had Precedence; (6) the Total Number of Days on which the House Sat; and (7) the Number of Days on which Business of Supply was considered (in continuation of Parliamentary Paper, No. 384, of Session 1906).

SESSION 1907.

Tuesday, 12th February (First day of Meeting not included).

(1.)-The Number of Sittings at which GOVERNMENT BUSINESS had Precedence

under the Standing Orders, during the entire Sitting.

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SESSION 1907continued.

Sittings on Fridays at which Private Members’ Business had Precedence under

the Standing Orders.

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Total Number of Sittings at which Private Members’ Business was given Precedence during the Session

28

SESSION 1907-continued.

(3.)- The Number of SITTINGS at which GOVERNMENT BUSINESS had Precedence

under a SPECIAL ORDER of the House during the entire SITTING. Page 16 of the Votes, 13th February 1907.

Ordered, “That the proceedings on the Address in auswer to His Majesty's Speech,

“ shall, until concluded, have Precedence of all other Orders of the Day, and of “ Notices of Motions at all Sittings for which they are set down.”

Wednesday, 13th February, till 8.15 p.m. under Standing Order, from 8.15 p.m. under

Special Order.
Friday, 15th February.
Tuesday, 19th February, till 8.15 p.m. under Standing Order, from 8.15 p.m. under

Special Order.
Wednesday, 20th February, till 8.15 p.m. under Standing Order, from 8.15 p.m. under

Special Order.
Page 148 of the Votes, 22nd March 1907.
Sittings of the House,-Motion made, and Question put, “That this House do meet

“ To-morrow at Twelve of the clock, and that on conclusion of Government “ Business Mr. Speaker do Adjourn the House without Question put:"--(Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman:)-The House divided ; Ayes 219, Noes 54.

Saturday, 23rd March. Page 189 of the Votes, 11th April 1907. Business of the House (Supply), --- Motion made, and Question put, " That the Proceedings

on the Consideration of the Business of the House (Procedure) have precedence " this day of the Business of Supply:"-(Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman :)The House divided ; Ayes 324, Noes 89.

Thursday, 11th April. Page 223 of the Votes, 18th April 1907. Business of the House (Ways and Means),-Ordered, " That the Committee of Ways and ** Means have precedence this day of the Business of Supply."

Thursday, 18th April. Page 400 of the Votes, 6th June 1907. Business of the House (Supply),—Ordered, “ That the consideration of the East India “ Revenue Accounts have precedence this day of the Business of Supply."

Thursday, 6th June. Page 430 of the Votes, 13th June 1907. Business of the House (Supply), -Ordered, “That the Proceedings on the Small Ho'ding “ and Allotments Bill have Precedence this day of the Business of Supply,"

Thursday, 13th June.

Total, 9 Sittings.

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(4.)- The Number of SATURDAY SITTINGS.

23rd March.

Total, 1.

(5.)- The Total Number of SITTINGS at which GOVERNMENT BCsiness had precedence.

No. of

Sittings.
Under the Standing Orders during the entire Sitting

93
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays up till 8.15 p.m.

16 Under a Special Order of the House during the entire Sitting

9

Total

118

118

Exclusive of Tuesday, 12th February, first day of meeting.

(6.)- The Total Number of Days on which the House Sat

131

x 324.

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