Definition of ten-minute rule in English:
A rule of the House of Commons allowing brief discussion of a motion to introduce a bill, each speech being limited to ten minutes.
- The idea has already had a hearing during a ten-minute rule bill at the House of Commons.
- The Bill, brought under the ten-minute rule, is due to be debated by MPs on Tuesday.
- A free debate ensued with distinguished participants observing the ten-minute rule.