Urgent questions > only members present at start called
This index term is related to the following paragraphs within Erskine May:
Precedence in speaking
Timing and length of speeches
"When two or more Members rise to speak, the Speaker has complete discretion over whom to call, though backbench Members will generally be called alternately from either side of the House (or, when the subject of debate is not a matter of party politic..."
Paragraph 21.8, in Part 3, Chapter 21
* denotes reference is in the footnotes for the paragraph.