A typical working day
When Parliament is in Session, the National Assembly generally meets. The work of the House is regulated by an elaborate code of procedure. The Government determines the business and the order in which it is taken, although some specific slots and days are given over to Opposition parties and “backbench” Members.
In the Chamber the day’s business always begins with prayers followed by any items of private business, which are taken formally (without debate). The main business of the day is usually set out in the Order Paper.