The dates given indicate the date on which each 24-hour sitting started (at the time given in the ‘House sat’ column). Parliamentary records normally record the entire sitting as taking place on the date on which it began. So, for instance, there is no record of the House sitting on 26 January 2000, as it was still completing the sitting of 25 January 2000.

The bills listed are the main business of each 24-hour sitting.

Date

Main item of business

House sat

House rose

Total

19 July 1904

Finance Bill

14:00 (Tue)

15:35 (Wed)

25:35

20 March 1907

Consolidated Fund Bill

14:45 (Wed)

17:36 (Thu)

26:51

22 July 1936

Unemployment Assistance (Determination of Needs, etc.) Regulations

14:45 (Wed)

01:04 (Fri)

34:19

11 June 1951

Finance Bill

14:30 (Mon)

22:16 (Tue)

31:46

13 July 1967

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill

14:30 (Thu)

14:59 (Fri)

24:29

12 June 1969

Divorce Reform Bill

14:30 (Thu)

14:41 (Fri)

24:11

24 July 1975

Remuneration Charges and Grants Bill

14:30 (Thu)

16:56 (Fri)

26:26

21 June 1977

Price Commission Bill

14:30 (Tue)

21:33 (Wed)

31:03

28 July 1977

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill

14:30 (Thu)

15:19 (Fri)

24:09

4 August 1980

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No.2) Bill

14:30 (Mon)

14:51 (Tue)

24:21

1 April 1981

British Telecommunications Bill

14:30 (Wed)

15:30 (Thu)

25:00

22 May 1984

Local Government (Interim Provisions) Bill

14:30 (Tue)

22:43 (Wed)

32:12

5 March 1985

Water (Fluoridation) Bill

14:30 (Tue)

20:46 (Wed)

30:16

10 December 1986

Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Bill

14:30 (Wed)

16:38 (Thu)

26:08

10 November 1987

Felixstowe Dock & Railway Bill (Private Bill)

14:30 (Tue)

20:55 (Wed)

30:25

14 June 1988

Housing Bill

14:30 (Tue)

20:01 (Wed)

29:31

25 January 2000

Disqualifications Bill

14:30 (Tue)

19:51 (Wed)

29:21

10 March 2005

Prevention of Terrorism Bill

11:30 (Thu)

19:52 (Fri)

32:22

Sources

Parliament: facts and figures

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