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Elections, opposed writs for, on private Members' days, 19
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, 152
Environmental Audit Committee, 152A

    opinions on European Union documents, 143(11)


    consideration of, 54, 145(2)
      ten o'clock motion, effect on, 15(2)
    selection of amendments, 32(5)
    voting on, 55
European Scrutiny Committee, 143
European Union Documents
    definition and scrutiny, 143
    length of debate, 16
    resolution regarding scrutiny and ministerial agreement, Appendix
    standing committees, 119
Examiners of Petitions, referral of public bills to, 61
Excess Votes, 55(3)(c)

Finance and Services Committee, 144

Foreign Affairs Committee, 152
    House not sitting, 12
    sittings, 11

Government departments, select committees related to, 152

    opinions on European Union documents, 143(11)

Grand Committees, see Northern Ireland Grand Committee; Scottish Grand Committee; Welsh Grand Committee

Guillotines, see Allocation of time

Health Committee, 152
Health Service Commissioners, 146
Home Affairs Committee, 152
House. See also Adjournment; Business of the House
    earlier meeting, 13
    estimates of expenditure, and domestic committees, 139(4), 144(1)(a), 142(5)
    Fridays, non-sitting, 12
    hour of meeting, 9(1)
      Fridays, 11
      Thursdays, Appendix
      Wednesdays, 10
      when ballot held to elect Speaker, 1B(14)
    private sittings, motions for, 163
    quorum, 41
    suspension for grave disorder, 46
    Westminster Hall sittings, Appendix
House of Commons Commission
Human Rights, Joint Committee on, 152B

Information Committee, 142
International Development Committee, 152
Irrelevance in debate, 42
Joint committees, see Committees, joint

Law Commission Bills, 59
Law Officers
    attendance at Committee on Standards and Privileges, 149(9)
    attendance atstanding committees, 87(1)
Lords, House of. See also under Bills, public; see also Committees, joint
    Lords may attend private sittings of Commons, 163(2)
    select committees, Commons Members' evidence to, 138
Liaison Committee, 145

Measures, Church of England, 118(4)(b)

    disorderly by, 43
    interests and conduct, complaints on, 149, 150
    irrelevance or tedious repetition by, 42
    Lords select committees, attendance at, 138
    named, 44
    oath or affirmation, 5, 6
    personal explanations (Fridays), 11(4)
    presiding over Speaker's election, 1
    questions to, 21
    seats, reserving of, 7, 8
    select committees, withdrawal of non-nominated, 126
    strangers, not to bring into certain areas, 162
    suspended, 44, 45
      effect on salary, 45A
Ministers. See also Statements
    attendance at-
      Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 109(4)
      Scottish Grand Committee, 93(3)
      standing committees on certain bills, 87(2)
      Welsh Grand Committee, 102(4)
    reply to petitions, 156

Minutes of Proceedings

Modernisation of the House of Commons, Select Committee on, Appendix
Money, public

    private bills, &c., application of standing orders to, 53
    Queen's recommendation, 48
    resolutions required, 49
Money resolutions on bills, 52
    Lords amendments not covered by, 78(3)
    for early day, amendments and added names to, 22(2)
    subject to selection, 32(4)

National Audit Office

    evidence from, transmission to other committees, 137A
New clauses, 69
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, 152
Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 109
Northern Ireland, Parliamentary Ombudsman for, 146

Oath: 5,6

    Select Committee witnesses, 132

Official Report of standing committees, 91(1), 94(4), 103(4), 110(4)
Opposition days, 14(2), (3)

    questions on amendments on, 31(2)
    Scottish Grand Committee debates, 99
Orders of the Day
    committee of whole House, for, 66
    order of disposal, 27
    not disposed of or not reached, deferred, 9(5)
    read by Clerk, 26
Papers, Parliamentary, 158, 159, 160
Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, 146
Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, 149, 150
Pecuniary penalties in Lords bills and Lords amendments, 79

Petitions, public
    present personal grievance, 155
    presentation of, 153
    printing and replies, 156
    public money, relating to, 48
    tax, against imposition of, 157
    when taken, 154
Prayers, reserving of seats at, 7, 8
Prayers against Statutory Instruments, 17, 118(4)
Preambles to bills, postponed, 67
Private Business. See also Bills, private
Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, see Bills, Provisional Order
Private Members' bills, see under Bills, public
Privilege. See also Standards and Privileges
    Lords bills and amendments, and, 78-80
    publication of evidence, 136
Procedure Committee, 147
Programming of bills, Appendix
Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968, motions under, 51(2)
Provisional Order Bills, see Bills, provisional order
Public Accounts, Committee of, 148
Public Administration, Select Committee on, 146
    opinions on European Union documents, 143(11)
Public Bill Office
      during adjournments, 64
      on non-sitting Fridays, 12(4)(b)
    notice of ten-minute rule bills, 23(2)
Public bills, see Bills, public
Public money
    petitions, grants and charges, 48, 49
    private bills, &c., application of standing orders to, 53
Queen's recommendation, 48
Question, proposal of, motions for, 29, 89(3)(b)
    majority required, 37
    European Standing Committees, 119(7)
    non-sitting Fridays, and, 12(4)
    Northern Ireland Grand Committee, in, 110
    notices of, 22
    private notice, 21(2)
      Fridays, 11(4)
      Scotland or Wales, relating to, Appendix
      Scottish Grand Committee, in, 94
      Welsh Grand Committee, in, 103
      when taken, 9(1), 10(6), 21(1)
      written answer, for, when sitting broken, 21(3)
Quorum. See also under Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Grand Committees
Re-Committal of bills, 72, 74
    motions subject to selection, 32(4)

Regional Affairs, Standing Committee on, 117
Register of Members' Interests, 149, 150
Regulatory reform orders

    committee, 141
    proceedings in House, 18
Remedial orders, 152B
Repetition in debate, 42
Returns, unopposed, when taken, 9(1), 10(6), 11(1)

Schedules, see Bills, public: clauses
Science and Technology Committee, 152
Scottish Affairs Committee, 152
Scottish Grand Committee, 93
    adjournment debates, 99, 100(6)
    bills in relation to their principle, 97
    delegated legislation, 98
    ministerial statements, 96
    questions, 94
    quorum, 93(1), 100(6)
    report stage of bills, 92(1)
    sittings, 100
Seats, reservation of, in House, 7, 8
Second Reading Committees, see under Committees, standing
Second speeches, on bill reported from standing committee, 76

Select committees, see Committees, select

Selection, Committee of*
    nomination of certain select committees, 121(2)
    nomination of standing committees, 86(1)
      European Standing Committees, 119(3)
      Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 109(1)
      Regional Affairs, Standing Committee on, 117(2)
      report committees, 92
      Welsh Grand Committee, 102(1)
Serjeant at Arms
    misconduct by Members, 43, 44(4)
    strangers, and, 161
    withdrawal of Members from select committees, 126

Short Speeches, 47


    absence annouced, 3
      on day of election, 1
    adjournment debates
      ballot for, &c., 10(2), (4)
      references to legislation, discretion on, 30
      urgent, rules on, 24
    adjourns House, 9(7), 46
    amendment at end of Queen's Speech debate, calls, 33
    anticipation rule, discretion on, 28
    ballot for bills, arranges, 14(6)
    Business Committee and sub-committees, nominates, 82, 120(2)
    chairmen, temporary, nominates, 4(1)
    Counsel to, assists select committees, 141(12), 143(3), 151(4)
    dilatory motions, 35
    disorder by Members
      orders Member to leave House, 43
      names Member, 44
      suspends or adjourns House, 46
    divisions, 38, 40
    earlier meeting of House, summons, 13(1)
    election, 1, 1A, 1B
    evidence to former committees, authorises publication, 135(2)
    instructs doorkeepers regarding seats, 7
    interrupts business for statements, &c., on Fridays, 11(4)
    irrelevance or repetition, prevents, 42
    Lords amendments involving charges, powers, 78
    orders of the day read at his direction, 46
    private notice questions, allows, 21(2)
    publication of memoranda and witness names, authorises, 135(2)
    question tabling dates, fixes, 22(8)
    recommendations from committees to, 139(4), 142(6), 144(1)(c)
    Scottish bill, certifies, 97(1)
    selection of amendments, 32
    short speeches, powers, 47
    standing committees
      appoints chairmen for, 85, 91(2)
      distributes bills and instruments among, 84(2)
    statutory instruments, unlaid, notified of, 160
    strangers, orders withdrawal of, 163
    urgent adjournment debates, rules on, 24
Special Procedure Orders
    bills in relation to, and public money standing orders, 53
    not to be laid during adjournment, 159
Standards and Privileges Committee, 149
Standing Committees, see Committees, standing
Standing Orders Committee,* and hybrid bills, 61(2)
    European Standing Committees, in, 119(7)
    Fridays, on, 11(4)
    Northern Ireland Grand Committee, in, 112
    Regional Affairs, Standing Committee on, in, 117(8)
    Scottish Grand Committee, in, 96
    Welsh Grand Committee, in, 105
Statutory Instruments, see Delegated Legislation
Statutory Instruments, Joint Committee on, 151
    admitted to select committees, 125
    admitted to standing committees, 89(2), 91(1)
    misconduct by, 161, 162
    motions to exclude by sitting in private, 163
Sub judice resolution, Appendix
    House, of, for grave disorder, 46
    Members, of, 44-45A
    standing committee sittings, for division in House, 89(4)
Table Office
Tax simplification bills, 60
    committal procedure does not apply, 63(1)
    committee discharged, 60(8), 66
    Joint Committee on, 152C
    petitions against, 157
    provisional collection of, 51(2)
Temporary chairmen, 4
    may not-
      accept closure, 36(3)
      accept motion to propose question, 29(2)
      select amendments, 32(2)
Temporary laws, duration to be specified, 81
Thursday sittings, Appendix
Trade and Industry Committee, 152
Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, 152
Treasury Committee, 152

Votes on account, 55(2)

Ways and means motions, 51, 52

Ways and means resolutions, bills brought in on,

    exempted business, 15(1)(a)
    ministers may attend standing committees, 87(2)
Wednesday sittings, 10
Welsh Affairs Committee, 152
Welsh Grand Committee, 102
Westminster Hall, sittings in, Appendix
Work and Pensions Committee, 152
Writs, motions for, lapse if opposed on private Members' Fridays, 19



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