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Monday 18th July 2011 | 11:52
Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and the Prime Minister himself may not have total recall of events in the hacking saga.
But Parliament itself is indeed being recalled, or at least extended.
One of the few times when the House was recalled immediately after a sitting day was in 1982 for the Falklands conflict.
The Recall is largely in the hands of the Govenment. The Speaker hears representations from the Government and, according to Standing Order No.13, “if he is satisfied that the public interest does so require…” announces the date and time of recall.
Here's a list of previous 23 recalls since 1948:
27-29 September 1949 Devaluation
12-19 September 1950 Korean War
4 October 1951 Prorogation – followed by dissolution
12-14 September 1956 Suez Crisis; Cyprus
18 September 1959 Prorogation – followed by dissolution
17-23 October 1961 Berlin Crisis
16 January 1968 Government expenditure Cuts
26-27 August 1968 Czechoslovakia, Nigeria
26-29 May 1970 Prorogation – followed by dissolution
22-23 September 1971 Northern Ireland
9-10 January 1974 Fuel
3-4 June 1974 Northern Ireland
3 April 1982 (Saturday) Falkland Islands
14 April 1982 Falkland Islands
6-7 September 1990 Kuwait invasion
24-25 September 1992 Government economic policy; UN operations in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Somalia
31 May 1995 Bosnia
2-3 September 1998 Omagh Bomb: Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Bill
14 September, 4 and 8 October 2001 International terrorism and attacks in the USA
3 April 2002 Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
24 September 2002 Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction
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