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Standing Orders (Public Business)

Volume 733: debated on Wednesday 21 December 2011


Moved By

That the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 37 (Balloted and time-limited debates)

Replace paragraph (1) with the following: “If a balloted debate or a time-limited debate is continuing at the end of the time allotted to it, the Clerk at the Table shall rise and thereupon the Lord Speaker shall either put the Question forthwith or ask the mover of the Motion whether or not he wishes to withdraw it. If the mover does not ask leave to withdraw, or if leave to withdraw is refused, the Lord Speaker shall put the Question forthwith.”

In paragraph (2), leave out “a balloted debate or”.

Motion agreed.