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Moment of interruption Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

The moment of interruption is the time at which the debate must stop and the question be decided either way at the end of each day in the Commons. The timing of the moment of interruption on each weekday is set down in House of Commons Standing Orders.

If the Government wants to allow more time for a particular debate it must ask the House to agree to a special business motion to that effect at the start of the day’s main business.


See Also

  • Business motions

Further Reading

Give way Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

To ‘give way’ or ‘giving way’ are the terms used by Members of the Parliament who want to interrupt an Member of Parliament who is speaking in the House of Commons. An Member of Parliament cannot intervene when another Member of Parliament is speaking to the House unless that Member of Parliament allows it by giving way. There is no equivalent phrase in the House of Lords although some former Members of the Parliament occasionally still use the term.

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