Adjournment motions moved by a Minister

18.34Motions for the adjournment are moved either before or between the Orders of the Day, and can therefore, in accordance with the practice of the House, be moved only by a Minister (see para 19.32 ).1


  1. 1. For example, see CJ (1974–75) 500; HC Deb (1974–75) 894, cc 163–68. Adjournment motions have occasionally been made when a Minister wishes to interpose a statement of government policy between orders of the day (see para 19.21 ) or, when an oral statement is made at the normal time, to provide a question on which immediate debate can take place, see eg CJ (1974–75) 500; HC Deb (1974–75) 894, cc 163–68.