HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ROUTINE OF BUSINESS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Prayers Prayers 9.30 am Government business 9.30 am Government business Prayers 12.30 pm Committee & delegation reports 1.15 pm Private Members' business 1.45 pm 90 sec statements Prayers 2 pm Questions without notice 2 pm Questions without notice 2 pm Questions without notice 2 pm Questions without notice 3 pm* Petitions 3 pm* Papers, Ministerial statements, MPI 3 pm* Papers, Ministerial statements, MPI 3 pm* Papers, Ministerial statements, MPI 3.05 pm* Private Members' business 4.05 pm* Grievance debate 4 pm* Government business 4 pm* Government business 4 pm* Government business 5.25 pm* Government business 5.30 pm Adjournment debate 6 pm 6.30 pm Dinner suspension 6.30 pm Dinner suspension 7.30 pm Adjournment debate 8 pm Government business 8 pm Government business 8 pm 10.30 pm Adjournment debate 10.30 pm Adjournment debate 11 pm 11 pm
- Government Bills presented to the House are considered during GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
- Private Members' Bills are presented and considered during PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
- Ministerial statements can occur at any time during a sitting. Whenever made, they require the leave of the House, ie consent of all Members present. Over the past five years (1993-97) the average annual number of ministerial statements made was 17.
- MPI - Discussion of a matter of public importance.
- * - approximate time.
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