The real problem about Parliamentary sittings (Helen Lewis: Op Ed) is the timing of the Autumn
Pantomimes also known as the party conference season.
Now that General Elections will always be in May it make more sense to move
the "Season" to Easter. That way Parliament could go through from early
September until Christmas.
A longer Parliamentary sitting would bring an end to votes after 6pm and
enable MPs to have a half decent family life.