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Business of the House

Volume 616: debated on Monday 24 October 2016


That, at the sitting on Thursday 27 October,

(1) notwithstanding paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 14, the motion in the name of Mr David Lidington relating to privileges shall have precedence over the business determined by the Backbench Business Committee;

(2) the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr David Lidington not later than one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion; and such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;

(3) notwithstanding sub-paragraph (2)(c), as applied by paragraph (4), of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), the backbench business set down for consideration may be entered upon at any hour, may be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours or until five o’clock, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of.—(Michael Ellis.)