The Serjeant at Arms attending this House shall take into
his custody any stranger whom he may see, or who may be reported
to him to be, in any part of the House or gallery appropriated
to the Members of this House, and also any stranger who, having
been admitted into any other part of the House or gallery,
shall misconduct himself, or shall not withdraw when strangers
are directed to withdraw, while the House, or any committee
of the whole House, is sitting.
||Duties of Serjeant at Arms with respect to strangers.
| (2) The power
conferred upon the Serjeant at Arms by paragraph (1) of this
order may, if the chairman so directs, be exercised in respect
of strangers present at sittings of select and standing committees.
| 162. No
Member of this House shall presume to bring any stranger into
any part of the House or gallery appropriated to the Members
of this House while the House, or a committee of the whole
House, is sitting.
||Places to which strangers are not admitted.
If at any sitting of the House, or in a committee of the whole
House, any Member moves 'That the House sit in private' the
Speaker or the chairman shall forthwith put the question 'That
the House sit in private', and such question, though opposed,
may be decided after the expiration of the time for opposed
business, but such a Motion may be made no more than once
in any sitting:
||Motions to sit in private.
| Provided that the Speaker or the chairman may, whenever he thinks fit, order the withdrawal of those other than Members or Officers from any part of the House.
| (2) An order
under paragraph (1) of this order shall not apply to members
of the House of Lords.