Motion on Standing Orders
That Standing Orders 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) and 48 (Amendments on Third Reading) be dispensed with today to allow the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill to be taken through its remaining stages and to allow manuscript amendments to be tabled and moved on Third Reading.
My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend the Leader of the House, I beg to move the first Business of the House Motion standing in her name on the Order Paper. It will not have escaped the House’s attention that last night the House of Commons completed all stages of a short Bill to provide for an early general election. The Bill had its First Reading in this House last night and we will take all its remaining stages today. The Bill’s Second Reading will start immediately after these procedural Motions. A speakers’ list has been printed and there is an advisory speaking time of five minutes. The Legislation Office will now accept amendments for Committee. It will stop accepting them 30 minutes after the conclusion of Second Reading. The timings for Committee and the remaining stages will be confirmed via the annunciator. A revised Today’s List will be issued with any amendments and groupings. I beg to move.