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Sitting Days and Hours

Sitting Days of Parliament

 

Unless Parliament otherwise decides, the Parliament shall meet in two alternate weeks in each month commencing after the first Sunday and shall sit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of the first and the third of such weeks in terms of the provisions stipulated in the Standing Order No. 7(1) of the Parliament.

 

However, Parliament shall meet for twenty-six days to consider the Appropriation Bill under the provisions of the Standing Order No. 70 of the Parliament. These allotted days may be reduced with the approval on a Business Motion duly passed by Parliament.

 

Sitting Hours of Parliament

 

The hours of sittings of Parliament are from 1.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays since 08th March, 2016 on a Business Motion approved by the Parliament.

Accordingly, Parliament meets as follows:-

(On Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Questions for Oral Answers
2.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Public Business of the House
6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Motion at the Adjournment Time

 

(On Thursdays and Fridays)

10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Questions for Oral Answers
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Public Business of the House
1.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Public Business of the House
6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Motion at the Adjournment Time
(Lunch interval will be from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.)

 

 

Wednesdays and Thursdays of the first sitting week of each month, Prime Minister’s Questions and Questions at the Adjournment Time are scheduled as follows:-

 

Wednesday 

1.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. Prime Minister’s Questions (4 Questions)
(On this day only 8 Questions for Oral Answers are scheduled on the Order Paper of Parliament)

 

Thursday 

6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Questions at the Adjournment Time (4 Questions)

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Last Updated on 20-06-2016

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