The bill to end the long-gun registry was back for debate in the House of Commons, but not for long.

Bill C-19 is now at the report stage after being studied by the Public Safety committee. The government gave notice Monday night it would move time allocation, which will limit the amount of time the bill can be debated.

A vote on a motion to invoke time allocation passed Tuesday morning, allowing for one more day of debate at the report stage. The debate on report stage was to wrap up late Tuesday. The time allocation motion also calls for two days of debate on the third and final reading of the bill but the government has not confirmed what days MPs will have their last chance to debate the controversial issue before it goes to the Senate.

When the bill was first introduced in the fall the government also moved a motion for time allocation and the bill went quickly to committee.

Government House leader Peter Van Loan has said he wants it passed by mid-February.