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Weekly Schedule of the House of Commons

The Standing Orders of the House of Commons set forth the weekly schedule of the House. Highlights are as follows:

Committee meetings are held from Monday to Thursday, both during the day while the House is sitting and during the evenings. Committee meetings may also be scheduled during periods in which the House stands adjourned.

* The Standing Orders actually say that “at 6:30 p.m…. the Speaker shall adjourn the House…” On any sitting day that is not a Friday, the Speaker entertains a motion to adjourn the House. The debate on this motion, usually referred to as the “Late Show”, can last up to 30 minutes.

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