Recall of House of Commons following death of Baroness Thatcher

10 April 2013

The House of Commons was recalled from the Easter Recess on Wednesday 10 April, to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher

The House met at 2.30pm for a general debate on the motion 'That this House has considered the matter of tributes to the Rt Hon Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG OM'.

Recall of the House of Commons

If there is an important development during a recess period, the House of Commons and House of Lords may be recalled.

Standing Order 13 gives the Speaker the authority to recall the House of Commons when it stands adjourned, if he is satisfied it is in the public interest.

The House of Commons was last recalled during recess on 11 August 2011 for a statement on public disorder.

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