795. Sittings in Westminster Hall.

Parallel sittings of the House of Commons take place in Westminster Hall1 as a means of providing additional time for debate, particularly for private members motions, and the consideration of select committee reports2. These sittings are procedurally the same as sittings of the House3, and any member can attend and take part4. The quorum for a sitting is three5. No divisions can be held nor decisions taken in proceedings in Westminster Hall.

Sittings in Westminster Hall take place at 4.30pm on Mondays (if the Petitions Committee has selected an e-petition for debate) for up to three hours; on Tuesdays and