Apart from the provision made for opposition business, private members' bills and backbench business1, the rest of the time of the session in the House of Commons is allotted to government business, and the government may distribute its business over that time as it thinks fit2. When government business has precedence, the orders of the day and notices of motions of the government are placed in sequence as determined by the government and before other business set down upon the order of business paper3.
'Government business' includes occasions when debate
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