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Business Of The House

Volume 648: debated on Wednesday 1 November 1961

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Ordered,

That—
  • (1) save as provided in this Order, Government Business shall have precedence at every sitting for the remainder of the Session;
  • (2) Public Bills other than Government Bills shall have precedence over Government Business on the following Fridays, namely, 8th December, 26th January, 9th February, 23rd February, 9th March, 23rd March, 6th April, 4th May, 18th May and 1st June;
  • (3) on and after Friday, 6th April, Public Bills other than Government Bills shall be arranged on the Order Paper in the following order:—Consideration of Lords Amendments, Third Readings, Consideration of Reports not already entered upon, Adjourned Proceedings on Consideration, Bills in progress in Committee, Bills appointed for Committee, and Second Readings;
  • (4) the ballot for unofficial Members' Bills shall be held on Thursday, 9th November, under arrangements to be made by Mr. Speaker, and the Bills shall be presented at the commencement of Public Business on Wednesday, 22nd November;
  • (5) unofficial Members' Notices of Motions and unofficial Members' Bills shall have precedence in that order over Government Business on the following Fridays, namely, 1st December, 15th December, 2nd February, 16th February, 2nd March, 16th March, 30th March, 13th April, 11th May and 25th May;
  • (6) on Mondays, 11th December and 7th May, unofficial Members' Notices of Motions shall have precedence until seven of the clock, and if not previously concluded the proceedings thereon shall lapse at that hour and the House shall proceed with Government Business;
  • (7) on Wednesdays, 21st February and 4th July, Government Business shall have precedence until seven of the clock and if the Business has not been concluded earlier Mr. Speaker shall at that hour proceed to interrupt the proceedings thereon and the House shall then proceed with unofficial Members' Notices of Motions; and the proceedings on Business interrupted at seven of the clock shall be resumed either after unofficial Members' Notices of Motions have been disposed of or after the Question on any Motion made in accordance with paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 1A (Exemptions from Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House) has been decided, as the case may be;
  • (8) ballots for precedence of unofficial Members' Notices of Motions shall be heid after Questions on the following Wednesdays, namely, 15th November, 29th November, 24th January, 31st January, 14th February, 28th February, 14th March, 28th
  • March, 2nd May. and 9th May for the following Fridays, 1st December, 15th December, 2nd February, 16th February, 2nd March, 16th March, 30th March, 13th April, 11th May and 25th May, respectively, and on Tuesdays 28th November, 6th February, 17th April and 5th June, for Monday, 11th December and Wednesday 21st February, Monday, 7th May and Wednesday, 4th July, respectively; and no Notice of Motions shall be handed in for any of the said days on which unofficial Members' Notices have precedence under this order in anticipation of those ballots;
  • (9) until after Wednesday, 22nd November, no unofficial Member shall give Notice of Motion for leave to bring in a Bill under Standing Order No. 12 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of Public Business) or for presenting a Bill under Standing Order No. 35 (Presentation and first reading).—[Mr. Iain Macleod.]