Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Public Business 2005 Contents


Act of Parliament, proceedings under, length of debate, 16
     amendments tabled during, 64
          half-hour, 9(7)
          Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 116(5)
          scope of
               references to legislation, 30
               urgent debate, 24(6)
          Scottish Grand Committee, 99, 100(6)
          urgent specific and important matter, 24
          Welsh Grand Committee, 108(5)
     dilatory motion, 34, 35, 83I(6)
          standing committees, 89(3)(c)
     disorder, by Speaker because of, 46
     earlier meeting during, 13
     Friday to Monday, 11(6)
     motion lapses at moment of interruption, 9(3)
     papers presented during, 158, 159
     periodic, 25
     questions, effect on notice period, 22(7)-(8)
     select committees
          reports &c. during, 137
          sittings during, 123
     Thursday to Monday, 12(2)
     when movable, 9(2)
     without question put, 9(7)
Administration Committee, 139
Affirmation, 5, 6
     select committee witnesses, 132
Aids and supplies, Bills of, not to be brought from Lords, 80
Allocation of time orders, 83
     Business Committee, 82
     business sub-committees, 120
     programming of bills, 83A-I
Allotted days
     bills, 82, 120
     estimates, 54(1)
     opposition business, 14(2)
     bills, to
          powers of committees to consider, 65
          receipt of during adjournment, 64
          report stage, when authorisation required, 75
          third reading, must be merely verbal, 77
     early day motions, to, receipt of, 22(2)
     Lords, 78
          pecuniary penalties, and, 79
     non-sitting Fridays, tabled on, 12(3)
     Queen's Speech debate, at end of, 33
     question to be proposed on, 31
     selection of, 32
          in standing committees, 89(3)(a)
     Speaker's election, not allowed, 1B(14)
     standing committees, referred to, 89(3)(a)
Anticipation rule, 28
Appropriation Bills, proceedings on, 56
     committal procedure does not apply, 63(1)
     election of Speaker, 1B
     private Members' bills, 14(6)
Bills, hybrid, 61
Bills, private
     committees, service of suspended Member on, 45(2)
     pecuniary penalties, &c., imposed by Lords, 79
     public money standing orders, and, 53
     when taken, 9(1), 11(1), 20
Bills, provisional order
     committal procedure does not apply, 63(1)
     hybridity rules do not apply, 61
     public money standing orders, and, 53
Bills, public. See also Committee of the whole House
     allocation of time to, 83
     amendments. See under Amendments
     carry-over, 80A
     clause or schedule standing part, debate on, 68
          standing committees, in, 89(3)(c)
     clause, new, 69
Bills, publiccontinued
     committal, 63
          motions subject to selection, 32(4)
          programme orders, under, 83A
     committees' powers to consider amendments, 65
     consideration on report. See subheading report stage
     Consolidated Fund or Appropriation, proceedings on, 56
          committal procedure does not apply, 63(1)
     consolidation, 58
          joint committee, 140
     Examiners, referred to, 61
     first reading, 57, 57A
     hybrid, 61
     introduction of, 57
     Law Commission bills, 59
          and consolidation, 140(1)(d), (e)
     long title amended, 65
     Lords, brought from, 57A
          pecuniary penalties, 79
          private Members, by, 14(7)(c)
          privilege, 80
          public charge, creating, 50(2)
     Lords amendments and reasons, 78
          pecuniary penalties, 79
          programming, 83F, 83G, 83H
     money and ways and means resolutions on, 52
     preamble postponed, 67
     presentation, 57
     printing, 57, 57A
     private Members'
          ballot, 14(6)
          days for, 14(4)
          precedence, 14(5), (8)
          ten-minute rule, 23
          unprinted, 14(9), 90(2)
          writs and, 19
     programming, 83A-I
     proposal of question, motions for, 29
     public charge as main purpose, 50
     re-committal, 72, 74
          motions subject to selection, 32(4)
Bills, publiccontinued
     report stage
          amendments requiring authorisation, 75
          as amended in committee of whole House, 71, 72
          standing committee, bills reported from, 73
               speaking twice, 76
          standing committee, referred for consideration in, 92
     Scottish, 97
          standing committees, see Committees, standing: Scottishsecond reading
          amendments to question, 62
               amendment to leave out 'now', 31(1)
          bill considered in Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 113
          bill considered in Scottish Grand Committee, 97(6)
          bill considered in Welsh Grand Committee, 106
     second reading committee, 90
          Law Commission bills, 59
          tax law rewrite bills, 60
     special standing committee, 91
          motions to commit bills to, 63(2), 97(5)
     tax law rewrite bills, 60
          committal procedure does not apply, 63(1)
          committee discharged, 60(8), 66
          joint committee, 152C
     temporary laws, duration to be specified, 81
     third reading
          amendments to bill must be merely verbal, 77
          amendments to question, 62
               amendment to leave out 'now', 31(1)
          bill considered in Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 113
          bill considered in Scottish Grand Committee, 97
          Wales, relating to,
          standing committee composition, 86(2)(ii), 92(2)(proviso)
          Welsh Grand Committee, and, 106
     ways and means resolution, brought in on, exempted, 15(1)(a)
Broadcasting, Select Committee on, 139
Budget Day, and ten-minute rule bills, 23(3)
Business Committee, 82
Business of the House. See also Private Business
     arrangement of, 14, 27
     earlier meeting of House, at, 13(2)
     exemption motions, 15(2)-(6)
     government business has precedence, 14(1)
     interruption of, 9(3)
          and closure motions, 9(4)
          and exemption motions, 15(2)-(6)
          on Fridays, 11(2)(b)
     opposed, when taken after moment of interruption, 9(6), 15(1)
     opposition parties, 14(2)-(3)
     order of, 9
          Fridays, 11
     not reached or not disposed of, 9(5)
     private Members', 14(4)-(8)
Business sub-committees, 120
Carry-over of bills, 80A
Chairman of Ways and Means, 2, 3. See also Committee of the whole House; Deputy Speaker
     Business Committee, and, 82
     member of Chairmen's Panel, 4(2)
     private business, and, 20
     programming committees, and, 83B
     requests Temporary Chairmen to take Chair, 4(1)
     Panel, 4(2), 85(3), (4)
          Westminster Hall sittings, 10(5)
     temporary, 4
          may not—
               accept closure, 36(3)
               accept motion to propose question, 29(2)
               select amendments, 32(2)
Church of England Measures, 118(4)(b)
Clauses, see under Bills, public
Clerk at the Table
     absence of Speaker, &c., notifies, 3
     amendments to consolidation bills, receives, 58(2)
Clerk at the Tablecontinued
     Lords bills, notified that Member will take charge, 14(7), 50(2), 57A(1), 80(b)
     orders of the day,
          reads, 26
          receives instructions to defer, 9(5)
     petitions, reads, 154(3)
     private Members' bills, receives nomination of another Member to present, 14(6)
Clerk of the House
     petitions, and, 156
     select committee reports, and, 134
     supervises ballot to elect Speaker, 1A
Closure of debate, 36
     at interruption of business, 9(4)
     majority required, 37
     standing committees, in, 89(3)(b)
          temporary chairman may not accept, 85(5)
Command papers, presentation of, 158
Committee of the whole House
          leaves chair, 70
               at 11 a.m. on Fridays, 11(5)
          temporary, 4(1)
     closure of debate, 36
     committal of bills to, 63(2), (3)
     conclusion of proceedings under programme order, 83Ddebate on clause or schedule standing part, 68
     dilatory motions, 34, 35, 83I(6)
     disorderly conduct, 43, 44
     divisions in, 38-40, 41A
     instructions to, 66
     interruption of business, 9(3)
     irrelevance or repetition, 42
     motions to commit a bill to, 63(2), (3)
     motions to propose question in, 29
     order of the day for, procedure on, 66
     private sittings, motions for, 163
     reports from, 70, 71
     selection of amendments, 32(2)-(4)
Committees, grand, see Northern Ireland Grand Committee; Scottish Grand Committee; Welsh Grand Committee
Committees, joint
     Consolidation, &c., Bills, 140
     Human Rights, 152B
     motions to commit bills to, 63(2)
     Statutory Instruments, 151
     Tax Law Rewrite Bills, 152C
Committees, private bill, service of suspended Member on, 44(5)
Committees, second reading, see under Committees, standing
Committees, select. See also names of particular committees
          joint sittings, for, 137A(1)(d)
          term limits for, 122A
     committal of bill to, 63(2)
     documents, withdrawal or alteration of, 127
     evidence, communication to other committees, other Parliaments etc., 137A(1)(a)
     evidence, publication before reporting to House, 136
     joint meetings, 137A
          quorum at, 124(2)
     lists of members, 122
     Lords, Members as witnesses before, 138
     Members not on committee, withdrawal of, 126
     memoranda, authorising of publishing, 135
     minutes of evidence
          members' names recorded in, 130, 131
          power to report, 133
     minutes of proceedings, 129
          members' names for attendance and voting, 128
     nomination of, 121
          Liaison Committee membership, Appendix, p 163
          motions at commencement of public business, 23(1)
          opposed motions for
               exempted business, 15(1)(c)
                    on Fridays, 11(2)(c)
     oath or affirmation, 132
Committees, selectcontinued
     public, members of
          admission of, 125
          misconduct by, 161(2)
     quorum, 124
          advance copies of, 134
          debates on, in Westminster Hall, 10(13)
          during adjournments, 137
          joint, 137A
          power to make, 133
     sittings during adjournment, 123
     witnesses' names, publication of, 135
     working with other committees, 137A
Committees, standing
     adjournment of, 88(2)
     amendments (referral and selection), 89(3)(a)
     business sub-committees, 120
     chairmen, 85
          special standing committee, 91(2)
     closure, 89(3)(b)
     conclusion of proceedings under programme order, 83D
     constitution and membership, 84, 86
     debate on clause or schedule standing part, 89(3)(c)
     delegated legislation, 118
     dilatory motions, 83I(6), 89(3)(c)
     division in House, sitting suspended for, 89(4)
     European, 119
     government bills, precedence and arrangement, 84(3), (4), 101(2)
     irrelevance or repetition, 89(3)(c)
     law officers, attendance of, 87(1)
     meetings, 88. See also Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh Grand Committees
     ministers, attendance of, 87(2)
     minutes of proceedings of, 89(3)(d), (5), 128, 129
     programming sub-committees, 83C
     public, members of, admission of, 89(2), 91(1)
          misconduct, 161(2)
     quorum, 89(1), (3)(d), 117(4), 119(4). See also Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh Grand Committees
Committees, standingcontinued
     Regional Affairs, Standing Committee on, 117
     report stage, for, 92
     second reading committee, 90
          Law Commission bills, 59
          tax law rewrite bills, 60
     Scottish, 101
          committal to, 97(5)
          membership, 86(2)(i)
          report stage, for, 92
          special standing committees, and, 91(1)(proviso), 97(5)
     special standing committee, 91
          motions to commit bills to, 63(2), 97(5)
          Wales, bills relating to, for, 86(2)(i), 92(2)(proviso)
Consolidated Fund Bills, proceedings on, 56
     committal procedure does not apply, 63(1)
Consolidation, &c., Bills, 58
     Joint Committee on, 140
Constitutional Affairs Committee, 152
Crown. See also Ministers; Queen's Recommendation
     Debts to, releasing or compounding, require resolution, 49
Culture, Media and Sport Committee, 152
Debate. See also Anticipation rule; Closure; Dilatory motions; Disorder; Second speeches; Short speeches.
     motions to adjourn, 34, 35
Defence Committee, 152
Defence services Vote, 55(1)
Delegated legislation
     debates in House, 16
     Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 151
     negative procedure, 17
          Fridays, 11(3)
     Northern Ireland Grand Committee, 114, 115
     Northern Ireland consolidation legislation, 140(1)(f)
     notification of instruments not laid, 160
     presentation of, 159
     regulatory reform orders, 18, 141
     remedial orders, 152B
     Scottish Grand Committee, 98
     standing committees, 118
Deputy Chairmen, 2, 3. See also Committee of whole House
     members of Chairmen's Panel, 4(2)
Deputy Speaker. See also Chairman of Ways and Means
     earlier meeting of House, summons, 13(3)
     leaves chair when Speaker to be elected, 1
     powers, 3
     selection of amendments, 32
          Westminster Hall, 10(4), (5)
Deregulation, see Regulatory Reform
Dilatory motions, 34
     lapse at moment of interruption, 9(3)
     programming, under, 83I(6)
     Speaker's powers, 35
     standing committees, in, 89(3)(c)
     public, members of, by, 161
     Speaker's powers, 43-46
Divisions, 38-39
     deferred, 41A
     members voting to be listed (committees), 89(3)(d), 128
     quorum, 41
     standing committee sitting suspended for, 89(4)
     unnecessarily claimed, 40
Education and Skills Committee, 152
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(3)
          exemption motion, effect on, 15(2)
     House of Commons Members Estimate Committee, 152D
     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, p 158
     standing committees, 119
Examiners of Petitions, referral of public bills to, 61
Excess votes, 55(3)(c)
Finance and Services Committee, 144
     considers recommendations involving expenditure, 139(1), 144(1)(c)
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(1), 144(1)(a)
     Fridays, non-sitting, 12
     hour of meeting, 9(1)
          Fridays, 11
          when ballot held to elect Speaker, 1B(14)
     private sittings, motions for, 163
     quorum, 41
     suspension for grave disorder, 46
          Westminster Hall sittings, 10
House of Commons Commission
     advice to, 145(1)(b)
     communication of evidence to, 139(4)(c), 144(4)(b)
     recommendations to, 139(1)
House of Commons Members Estimate Committee, 152D
Human Rights, Joint Committee on, 152B
     selection of, 32(4)
     to committee on bill, when considered, 66
     to particular select committees, 141(14), (15), 151(9), (10)
International Development Committee, 152
Irrelevance in debate, 42
     standing committees, 89(3)(c)
Joint committees, see Committees, joint
Law Commission bills, 59
     and consolidation, 140(1)(d), (e)
Law officers
     attendance at Committee on Standards and Privileges, 149(9)
     attendance at standing committees, 87(1)
Liaison Committee, 145
     debates on select committee reports in Westminster Hall, 10(13)
     estimates, 54(1)-(3)
     membership, Appendix, p 163
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
Measures, Church of England, 118(4)(b)
     disorder by, 43
     interests and conduct, complaints on, 149, 150
     irrelevance or tedious repetition by, 42
          standing committees, in, 89(3)(c)
     Lords select committees, attendance at, 138
     members of the public, not to bring into certain areas, 162
     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
     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
     select and standing committees, 128, 129
     standing committees, 89(3)(d), (5)
Modernisation of the House of Commons, Appendix, p 162
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
     adjournment debates, 109(3)(g), 116(1)(h), (5)
     bills, 113
     delegated legislation, 115, 118(5)
     legislative proposals, 114
     ministerial statements, 112
     questions, 110
     quorum, 109(2), 116(3)
Northern Ireland Grand Committeecontinued
     short debates, 111
     sittings, 116
Northern Ireland, Parliamentary Ombudsman for, 146
Oath, 5, 6
     select committee witnesses, 132
Official Report
     standing committees, 91(1), 94(4), 103(4), 110(4)
     written statements, 22A
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee, 152
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
          Westminster Hall, to be taken in, 10(7)
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
          Fridays, 11(1), 154(1)(b)
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
     when taken, 9(1), 11(1), 20
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
     carried-over bill, and, 80A(12)
     conclusion of proceedings:
          consideration and third reading, 83E
          Lords amendments and later stages, 83F, 83G, 83H
          standing committee and committee of whole House, 83D
     programme motions and orders, 83A
     programming committees, 83B
     programming sub-committees, 83C
     supplementary provisions, 83I
Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968, motions under, 51(2)
Provisional Order Bills, see Bills, provisional order
Public, members of the
     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
Public Accounts, Committee of, 148
     excess votes, 55(3)(c)
     opinions on European Union documents, 143(11)
Public Administration, Select Committee on, 146
     opinions on European Union documents, 143(11)
Public Bill Office
          during adjournments, 64
          on non-sitting Fridays, 12(3)(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(3)
     Northern Ireland Grand Committee, in, 110
     notices of, 22
     Scotland or Wales, relating to, Appendix, p. 160
     Scottish Grand Committee, in, 94
     urgent (private notice), 21(2)
          Fridays, 11(4)
          Welsh Grand Committee, in, 103
          Westminster Hall, in, 10(3)
     when taken, 9(1), 21(1)
     written answer, for, when sitting broken, 21(3)
Quorum. See also under Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Grand Committees
     House, 41
     select committees, 124
     standing committees, 89(1), (3)(d), 119(4)
          Westminster Hall, 10(8)
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 Committee, 141
Regulatory reform orders, proceedings in House, 18
Remedial orders, 152B
Repetition in debate, 42
     standing committees, in, 89(3)(c)
Returns, unopposed, when taken, 9(1), 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)
Scottish Grand Committeecontinued
     report stage of bills, 92(1)
     short debates, 95
     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[2]
     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
     members of the public, and, 161
     misconduct by Members, 43, 44(4)
     withdrawal of Members from select committees, 126
Short speeches, 47, Appendix, p 161
     absence, 3
          on day of election, 1
     adjournment debates
          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, 41A
     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(3)
     orders of the day read at his direction, 46
     programming committees and sub-committees, nominates, 83B, 83C
     public, members of, orders withdrawal of, 163
     publication of memoranda and witness names, authorises, 135(2)
     question tabling dates, fixes, 22(8)
     recommendations from committees to, 139(1), 144(1)(c)
     Scottish bill, certifies, 97(1)
     selection of amendments, 32
     short speeches, powers, 47, Appendix, p. 161
     standing committees
          appoints chairmen for, 85, 91(2)
          distributes bills and instruments among, 84(2)
     statutory instruments, unlaid, notified of, 160
     urgent adjournment debates, rules on, 24
     urgent (private notice) questions, allows, 21(2)
Special Procedure Orders
     bills in relation to, and public money standing orders, 53
     not to be laid during adjournment, 159
Standards and Privileges, Committee on, 149
Standing Committees, see Committees, standing
Standing Orders Committee,[3] 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
     written, 22A
Statutory Instruments, see Delegated Legislation
Statutory Instruments, Joint Committee on, 151
Strangers, see Public, members of the
Sub judice resolution, Appendix, p. 157
     bill, of, to next Session, 80A
     House, of, for grave disorder, 46
     Members, of, 44-45A
     standing committee sittings, for division in House, 89(4)
Table Office
     questions tabled in, 22
          on non-sitting Fridays, 12(3)(a)
          for Grand Committees, 94(1), 103(1), 110(1)
     short debate applications for Grand Committees, 95(1), 104(1), 111(1)
Tax law rewrite 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
Trade and Industry Committee, 152
Transport 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)
Welsh Affairs Committee, 152
     joint meetings with committees of National Assembly for Wales, 137A(3)
Welsh Grand Committee, 102
     adjournment debates, 108(5)
     bills, 106
     matters, 107
     ministerial statements, 105
     questions, 103
     quorum, 102(2), 108(5)
     short debates, 104
     sittings, 108
Westminster Hall, sittings in, 10
Work and Pensions Committee, 152
Writs, motions for, lapse if opposed on private Members' Fridays, 19

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3   This committee is appointed under Standing Order 103 relating to Private Business (printed separately). Back

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