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[Numbers refer to Nos. of Standing Orders]

Accommodation and Works Committee, 142

Accounts and Papers:

    notification in respect of certain statutory instruments, 160
    presentation of command papers, 158
    presentation of statutory instruments, 159

Adjournment:

    dilatory motion, 34,35
    Friday to Monday, 11 (6)
    half-hour, 9 (7)
      matters requiring legislative remedy, 30
    Northern Ireland Grand Committee 116(5)
    Scottish Grand Committee, 100(6)
    Welsh Grand Committee, 108(5)
    periodic, 25
    specific and important matter, 24
    Speaker's power to adjourn, 46

Administration Committee, 142

Affirmation:

    Members, 5
    witnesses in committee, 132

Agriculture Committee, 152

Allocation of Time to Bills, 82, 83, 120

Allotted Days:

Amendments--

    calling of amendments at end of debate, 33
    notices of, to early day motions, 22
    powers of chair to propose question on, 29
    questions on, 31
    Lords, to bills, 78
    to bills, notices of, may be accepted on certain days when House is not sitting, 64
    to bills committed to standing committees, notices of, to stand referred to committee, 89(3)
    to bills in committee, 65
      not within title of bill, 65
    selection of, powers of chair as to:
      in House, 32
      in standing committees, 89(3)
    title, amendment of, 65
    to bills on report:
      member in charge of, or mover of amendments to, entitled to speak more than once on, in case of bills reported from standing committees, 76
      restriction on, without authorisation by resolution, 75
      selection of, 32(1)
    to bills on third reading, restriction on, 77
    to motions, selection of, 32(1)
    to questions for second or third reading of bills--
      form of question to be proposed, 31
      procedures when negatived, 62

Anticipation, 28

Appropriation Bills, 56

Ballots:

Bills, Hybrid, 61

Bills, Private--

    application to, of public money standing orders, 53
    committees on, service on, of Members under suspension, 45
    Lords amendments to, authorising etc., pecuniary penalities, 79

Bills, Provisional Order--

    application to, of public money standing orders, 53
    not committed to standing committees, 63(1)

Bills, Public--

    allocation of time to, 83
    amendments to: see under Amendments,
    brought in upon ways and means resolutions, proceedings on, exempted from interruption, 15(1)
    committal of--
      after second reading to a standing to a standing committee unless House otherwise orders, 63(1)
      to committee other than standing committee, 63(2)
      to standing committee in respect of some provisions and to committee of whole House in respect of other provisions, 63(3)
    committed to standing committees, 63(1)
    committees of the whole House on--
      conclusion to proceedings in, 71
      instructions to, 66
      orders of the day for, procedure on reading, 66
      reception of report from, 71
      selection of amendments and new clauses in, powers of chair regarding, 32(2), 32(3)
    consideration of, as amended: see Report, consideration of below.
    consolidated fund and appropriation bills
      not committed to standing committees, 63(1)
      report and third reading, stages of, 56
    consolidation, &c., bills, 58
      joint committee on, 140
    duration of temporary laws to be expressed in, 81
    first reading of, question on, 57(2)
    introduction of--
      bills for granting moneys, etc., 50
      on motion at commencement of public business, 23
      by presentation without order of House, 57(1), (2)
      may not be introduced until after fifth Wednesday by private Members, 14(7)
    Law Commission Bills, 59
    Lords amendments to--
      consideration of, 78
      touching pecuniary penalties, 79
    Lords bills--
      authorising, etc., pecuniary penalties, 79
      privilege, 80
      first reading and printing of, 57(3)
    new clauses: see Clauses.
    powers of chair to propose question on motions and amendments, 29
    preamble postponed, 67
    printing of, 57(2), (3)
    private Members,-- recommittal of, motions for, 72, 74
    referred to second reading committees, 90
    referred to standing committees for consideration on report, 92
    referred to Welsh Grand Committee, 106
    relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, 113
    relating exclusively to Scotland, 97
    relating exclusively to Wales, special procedure, 86
    report, consideration of--
      amendments on: see under Amendments.
      by standing committee or Scottish Grand Committee, 92
      in case of consolidated fund and appropriation bills, 56
      new clauses on: see under Clauses.
      order of the day for, procedure on reading, 72
      postponement of, 72
      time for, appointment of, 71
    reported from standing committees, procedure on, 73, 76, 90, 92
    second reading of--
      amendments to question for, 62
      consideration by committee, 90
    tax simplification, 60
    third reading of--
      amendments on, 77
      amendments to question for, 62
      in case of Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Bills, 56
    title of, amendment of, in committtee, 65

Bills introduced under Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936--

    application to, of public money standing orders, 53

Bills introduced under Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945--

    application to, of public money standing orders, 53

Broadcasting, Select Committee on, 139

Budget Day--

    motions for leave to bring in bills and nominations of select committees at commencement of public business on, 23

Business Committee, 82

Business of the House--

    arrangement of, 14, 27
          government business to have precedence, 14
          Opposed business may not be taken after interruption of business, 9(6)
          postponed, may be resumed after interruption of business, 15(3)
        interruption of--
          closure, how affected by, 9(4)
          in committee of whole House, 9(3)
          time for--
          on Wednesday, 10
        not disposed of, before termination of sitting, 9(5)
        opposition days, 14(2), (3)
        order of--
          on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9(1)
          on Wednesday 10
          on Friday, 11(1)
        private business on estimates days, 54(3)
        private members' business, sittings at which it has precedence, 14(4), 14(5), 14(7), 14(8)
          motions at commencement of public, 15(2), 23, 24(2)
          precedence of different classes of, at several sittings, 14
        stands over until next sitting, 40 members not being present on a division, 41(1)
        transaction of--
          on day on which House is recalled during adjournment, 13(2)
          after interruption of business or after exempted business under consideration at 10 p.m. has been disposed of, 15

Business Sub-Committees, 120

Catering Committee, 142

Chairman of Ways and Means--

    see also Chairmen of Committees of the whole House.
    duties of:
      as to private business entered upon and not disposed of by 2.45 p.m., 20(1)
      when closure moved on, or if proceedings under closure rule in progress at interruption of business, 9(4)
      in case of the Speaker's absence, 3(2)
      to take the chair when requested by the Speaker, 3(1)
    member of Chairmen's Panel, 4(2)
    powers of--
      to call upon Members for explanation of their amendments, 32(3)
      as to closure motions, 36(3)
      as Deputy Speaker, 3(2)
    to direct private business to be taken at 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 20(2), 20(5) and Sessional Order
    to give notice that House shall meet during adjournment, 13(3)
    as to proposal of question, 29
    to request temporary chairman to take the chair, 4(1)
    as to selection of amendments, 32

Chairmen of Committees of the whole House--

    duties of--
      on conclusion of proceedings on bill, 71
      after naming a Member, 44(1)
      when notice taken of presence of strangers, 163
      when his opinion as to the decision of a question is challenged, 38
      when ordered to make a report to the House, 70
      at 10 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and [Thursdays], 9(3) and Sessional Order
      at 11 a.m. on Fridays, 11(5) and Sessional Order
    leaving of chair by, motions for, 34, 35
    powers of:
      as to dilatory motions, 35
      in case of grossly disorderly conduct, 43
      in case of division unnecessarily claimed, 40
      in case of irrelevance or repetition, 42
      to order withdrawal of those other than Members or officers, 163
    report by--
      of progress, motions for, 34, 35
    temporary, nomination of panel of, 4(1)

Chairmen's Panel, 4, 85

Church of England, Measures, 118

Clauses--

    new (in committee):
      procedure on offer of, 69
      selection of, powers of chair as to--
        in committee of whole House, 32(2)
        in standing committees, 89(3)
    new (on report)--
      mover of, entitled to speak more than once, in case of bill committed to standing committee, 76
      procedure on offer of, 69
    notices of new, may be accepted on certain days when House is not sitting, 64
    powers of chair to propose question on, 29
    standing part, debate on, 68

Clerk of the House--

    select committees to authorise him to supply copies of reports to certain persons, 134

Clerk at the Table--

    informs House of absence of the Speaker, 3(2)
    petitions may be read by, 154(3)

Closure of Debate--

    majority for, 37
      in standing committees, 89(3)
    motions for, 36
      at time of interruption of business, 9(4)
      in standing committees, 89(3)
    powers of Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Chairmen, 36(3)

Command Papers, Presentation of, 158

Committee of Public Accounts: see Public Accounts, Committee of.

Committee of Selection: see Selection, Committee of.

Committee of the whole House--

    chairmen of: see that title
    closure in, 36
    committal of bills to, in respect of some provisions only, 63(3)
    committal of bills to, motions for, 63(2)
    interrruption of proceedings in, 9(3), 9(4), 11(5)
    irrelevance or repetition in, 42
    motions in, for reporting progress or for chairman leaving the chair: see Dilatory motions under Motions.
    naming of Member for disorder in, procedure in case of, 44(1)
    reports from, bringing up of, 70
    selection of amendments in, 32

Committees, Joint--

    committal of bills to, 63(2)
    Consolidation, &c. Bills, 140
    Statutory Instruments, 151

Committees, Private Bill--

    service on, members under suspension, 44(5)

Committees, Second Reading, 90

Committees, Select: see also Sub-Committees--

    adjournment of the House, 137
    Agriculture, 152
    Broadcasting, 139
    chairman of, duties and powers of, 124, 132, 161(2)
    clerks to, duties and powers of, 124, 132
    concurrent meetings with Lords committee, 141(10), 143(11), 144(5), 152A
    Culture, Media and Sport, 152
    Defence, 152
    Deregulation, 141
    divisions in, particulars to be entered on minutes of proceedings in case of, 128
    documents presented to, withdrawal or alteration of, 127
    Domestic Committees, 142
    Education and Employment, 152
    Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs, 152
    Environmental Audit, 152A European Scrutiny, 143
    Evidence, publication of, 136
    Finance and Services, 144
    Foreign Affairs, 152
    Health, 152
    Home Affairs, 152
    International Development, 152
    Joint meetings of, Sessional Order, 131
    Liaison, 145
    Members:
      additional appointment of, notice of motions for, 121
      discharge of, and appointment of others in substitution for, notice of motions for, 121
      lists of, 122
      names of, asking questions of witnesses to be prefixed to questions or series of questions in minutes of evidence, 131
      names of, present each day, to be entered on minutes of proceedings and evidence, 128, 130
      withdrawal of, 126
    minutes of evidence before:
      power of committees to report, 133
    minutes of proceedings of:
      laid upon the table, 129, 152
      particulars to be entered on, 128
    nomination of, motions for:
      at commencement of public business, 23
      notice of, 121
    Northern Ireland Affairs, 152
    Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, 146
    powers of:
      as to time of sitting, 123
      to admit strangers, 125
      to make special reports, 133
      to report minutes of evidence, 133
      to report opinions and observations, 133
      to authorise the clerk to supply copies of reports to certain persons, 134
      to authorise publication of evidence by witnesses, 135
    Private Bills, not affected by suspension of Member, 45
    Procedure, 147
    Public Accounts, 148
    Public Administration, 146
    publication of evidence (no complaint of privilege in certain cases), 136
    quorum, absence of, 124
    related to government departments, 152
    Science and Technology, 152
    Scottish Affairs, 152
    Selection: see Selection, Committee of.
    Social Security, 152
    Standards and Privileges, 149
    Statutory Instruments, 151
    strangers, admission of, 125
    Trade and Industry, 152
    Treasury, 152
    Welsh Affairs, 152
    witnesses before, administration of oath or affirmation to, 132

    Committees, Standing--

      adjournment of, 88(2)
      appointment of, 84(1)
      attendance of law officers and ministers in, 87
      bills committed to:
        after second reading, 63(1)
        distribution of, among committees, 84(2)
        government bills, precedence of, 84(3)
        in respect of some provisions only, procedure on report stage of, 76
        relating exclusively to Scotland, 86, 97, 101
        relating exclusively to Wales, 86, 106
      bills reported from, procedure on, 73, 76
      business sub-committee, 120
      chairman of: closure in, 89(3)
      committal of bills to, 63
        in respect of some provisions only, 63(3)
      constitution of, 84
      debate on clause standing part in, 89(3)
      Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, 118
      dilatory motions in, 89(3)
      European Standing Committees, 119
      government bills in, precedence of, and order in, 84(3), 84(4), 101(2)
      irrelevance or repetition in, 89(3)
      meeting of, 88 and Sessional Order
        in Northern Ireland, 116
        in Scotland, 100
        in Wales, 108
      members of, number and nomination of, &c., 86
      minutes of proceedings of:
        laid upon table, 89(3)
        particulars to be entered on, 89(3)
      Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 109-116
      powers of:
        as to printing and circulating with the vote minutes of proceedings, 89(5)
        as to strangers, 89(2)
        as to time of sitting, 88
      procedure in, 89
      quorum of, 89(1)
        absence of, 89(3)
        Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 109(2)
        Scottish Grand Committee, 93(1)
        Walsh Grand Committee, 102(2)
      reference to:
        of bills for second reading, 90
        of bills for consideration on report, 92
        of bills relating exclusively to Scotland, 97, 86, 101
        of bills relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, 113
        of European Community Documents, 119
        of matters relating to Scotland, 95
        of matters relating exclusively to Wales, 107
        of notices of amendments, 89(3)
        of Statutory Instruments, &c., 118
      Regional Affairs, 117
      Scottish Grand Committee, 93-100
      Scottish Standing Committees, 101
      second reading committees, 90
      selection of amendments in, 89(3)
      sittings of, 88
      special standing committees, 63, 91, 97
      strangers, admission of, 89(2), 161(2)
      suspension of proceedings of, on division being called in House or in committee of whole House, 89(4)
      temporary chairman of, 85(5)
      Welsh Grand Committee, 102-108

Committees to consider Bills on Report, 92

Consolidated Fund Bills, 56

Consolidation, &c., Bills, 58

    Joint Committee on, 140

Crown--

    Debts to, releasing or compounding--
      Resolutions for, 49
      Petitions for, 48
    Ministers of--
      Attendance in standing committees, 87
    Presentation of papers by command of, during recess, 158
    Recommendations of--
      Motions and petitions requiring, 48

Culture, Media and Sport Committee, 152

Debate--

    Adjournment of, motions for--
      Debate on, scope of, 34
      lapse on interruption of business, 9(3)
      moving of, by Members who have moved similar motions during same dabate, 34
      powers of chair regarding, 35
    anticipation, application of rule against, 28
    closure of:
      majority for, 37
        in standing committee, 89(3)
      motions for, 36
        at time of interruption of business, 9(4)
        in standing committees, 89(3)
      powers of Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Chairmen, 36(3)
    irrelevance or repetition in, powers of chair regarding, 42
    order in, provisions for maintenance of, 44
    restriction of, on clause standing part, 68
    rule against speaking more than once, exception to, in case of report stage of bill committed to standing committee, 76
    short speeches, provision for, in certain debates, 47

Defence Committee, 152

Delegated Legislation - see also Statutory Instruments

    considered in Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 115
    considered in Scottish Grand Committee, 98
    Standing Committees on, 118

Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means:

    appointment of, 2
    members of Chairmen's Panel, 4(2)
    powers of, 2, 3
      as to closure motions, 36(3)
      as to proposal of question, 29(2)
      as to selection of amendments, 32(2)
      to give notice that House shall meet during adjournment, 13(3)
    see also Chairman of Ways and Means: Chairmen of Committees of the whole House.

Deputy Speaker, 3

    powers of,
      as to closure, 36(3)
      as to proposal of question, 29(2)
      as to selection of amendments, 32(5)
      see also Speaker; Chairman of Ways and Means.

Deregulation--

    Committee, 141
    Orders, 18

Dilatory Motions:

    debate on, 34
    interruption as affecting, 9(3)
    moving of, by Member who has moved similar motion during same debate, 34
    powers of chair regarding, 35
      in standing committees, chairman's powers regarding, 89(3)

Disorder, 46

    disorderly conduct by Members, 43

Divisions--

    absence of forty Members on, 41(1)
    deferred, see Sessional Order members not obliged to vote in, 39(2)
    procedure on, 38
    right of Members absent when question put to vote in, 39(1)
    in committees, particulars to be entered on minutes of proceedings, 128
    suspension of proceedings in standing committees to enable Members to vote in, 89(4)
    unnecessarily claimed powers of chair regarding, 40

Duties--

    petitions against, 157

Domestic Committees, 142

Election, Writs for, 19

Education and Employment Committee, 152


 
 

 
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