UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

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01 December 1902 Made

As soon as the committee of supply has been appointed and estimates have been presented, the business of supply shall, until disposed of, be the first order of the day on Thursday, unless the house otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Not more than twenty days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted for the consideration of the annual estimates for the army, navy, and civil services, including votes on account. The days allotted shall not include any day on which the question has to be put that the speaker do leave the chair, or any day on which the business of supply does not stand as first order.

Provided that the days occupied by the consideration of estimates supplementary to those of a previous session or of any vote of credit, or of votes for supplementary or additional estimates presented by the government for war expenditure, or for any new service not included in the ordinary estimates for the year, shall not be included in the computation of the twenty days aforesaid.

Provided also that on motion made after notice, to be decided without amendment or debate, additional time, not exceeding three days, may be allotted for the purposes aforesaid, either before or after the 5th of August.

On a day so allotted, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before midnight, and no business in committee or proceedings on report of supply shall be taken after midnight, whether a general order for the suspension of the twelve o'clock rule is in force or not, unless the house otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Of the days so allotted, not more than one day in committee shall be allotted to any vote on account, and not more than one sitting to the report of that vote. At midnight on the close of the day on which the committee on that vote is taken, and at the close of the sitting on which the report of that vote is taken, the chairman of committees or the speaker, as the case may be, shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote or the report.

At ten of the clock on the last day but one of the days so allotted the chairman shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil service estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the estimates for the navy, the army, and the revenue departments be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

At ten of the clock on the last, not being earlier than the twentieth, of the allotted days, the speaker shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the report of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil service estimates, the question, that the house doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the estimates for the navy, the army, the revenue departments, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On the days appointed for concluding the business of supply, the consideration of that business shall not be anticipated by a motion of adjournment, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings for that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

Any additional estimate for any new matter not included in the original estimates for the year, shall be submitted for consideration in the committee of supply on some day not later than two days before the committee is closed.

For the purposes of this order two Fridays shall be deemed equivalent to a single day of two sittings.

03 April 1906 Amended

As soon as the committee of supply has been appointed and estimates have been presented, the business of supply shall, until disposed of, be the first order of the day on Thursday, unless the house otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Not more than twenty days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted for the consideration of the annual estimates for the army, navy, and civil services, including votes on account. The days allotted shall not include any day on which the question has to be put that the speaker do leave the chair, or any day on which the business of supply does not stand as first order.

Provided that the days occupied by the consideration of estimates supplementary to those of a previous session or of any vote of credit, or of votes for supplementary or additional estimates presented by the government for war expenditure, or for any new service not included in the ordinary estimates for the year, shall not be included in the computation of the twenty days aforesaid.

Provided also that on motion made after notice, to be decided without amendment or debate, additional time, not exceeding three days, may be allotted for the purposes aforesaid, either before or after the 5th of August.

On a day so allotted, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before eleven, and no business in committee or proceedings on report of supply shall be taken after eleven, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under the standing order (sittings of the house) is in force or not, unless the house otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Of the days so allotted, not more than one day in committee shall be allotted to any vote on account, and not more than one sitting to the report of that vote. At eleven on the close of the day on which the committee on that vote is taken, and at the close of the sitting on which the report of that vote is taken, the chairman of committees or the speaker, as the case may be, shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote or the report.

At ten of the clock on the last day but one of the days so allotted the chairman shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil service estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the estimates for the navy, the army, and the revenue departments be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

At ten of the clock on the last, not being earlier than the twentieth, of the allotted days, the speaker shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the report of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil service estimates, the question, that the house doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the estimates for the navy, the army, the revenue departments, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On the days appointed for concluding the business of supply, the consideration of that business shall not be anticipated by a motion of adjournment, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings for that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

Any additional estimate for any new matter not included in the original estimates for the year, shall be submitted for consideration in the committee of supply on some day not later than two days before the committee is closed.

For the purposes of this order two Fridays shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

28 July 1909 Amended

As soon as the committee of supply has been appointed and estimates have been presented, the business of supply shall, until disposed of, be the first order of the day on Thursday, unless the house otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Not more than twenty days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted for the consideration of the annual estimates for the army, navy, and civil services, including votes on account. The days allotted shall not include any day on which the question has to be put that the speaker do leave the chair, or any day on which the business of supply does not stand as first order.

Provided that the days occupied by the consideration of estimates supplementary to those of a previous session or of any vote of credit, or of votes for supplementary or additional estimates presented by the government for war expenditure, or for any new service not included in the ordinary estimates for the year, shall not be included in the computation of the twenty days aforesaid.

Provided also that on motion made after notice, to be decided without amendment or debate, additional time, not exceeding three days, may be allotted for the purposes aforesaid, either before or after the 5th of August.

On a day so allotted, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before eleven, and no business in committee or proceedings on report of supply shall be taken after eleven, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under the standing order (sittings of the house) is in force or not, unless the house otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Of the days so allotted, not more than one day in committee shall be allotted to any vote on account, and not more than one sitting to the report of that vote. At eleven on the close of the day on which the committee on that vote is taken, and at the close of the sitting on which the report of that vote is taken, the chairman of committees or the speaker, as the case may be, shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote or the report.

At ten of the clock on the last day but one of the days so allotted the chairman shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil service estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the estimates for the navy, the army, and the revenue departments be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

At ten of the clock on the last, not being earlier than the twentieth, of the allotted days, the speaker shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the report of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil service estimates, the question, that the house doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the estimates for the navy, the army, the revenue departments, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On the days appointed for concluding the business of supply, the consideration of that business shall not be anticipated by a motion of adjournment, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings for that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

Any additional estimate for any new matter not included in the original estimates for the year shall be submitted for consideration in the committee of supply on some day not later than two days before the committee is closed.

For the purposes of this order two Fridays shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

13 February 1918 Amended

As soon as the committee of supply has been appointed and estimates have been presented, the business of supply shall, until disposed of, be the first order of the day on Thursday, unless the house otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Not more than twenty days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted for the consideration of the annual estimates for the army, navy, air force, and civil services, including votes on account. The days allotted shall not include any day on which the question has to be put that the speaker do leave the chair, or any day on which the business of supply does not stand as first order.

Provided that the days occupied by the consideration of estimates supplementary to those of a previous session or of any vote of credit, or of votes for supplementary or additional estimates presented by the government for war expenditure, or for any new service not included in the ordinary estimates for the year, shall not be included in the computation of the twenty days aforesaid.

Provided also that on motion made after notice, to be decided without amendment or debate, additional time, not exceeding three days, may be allotted for the purposes aforesaid, either before or after the 5th of August.

On a day so allotted, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before eleven, and no business in committee or proceedings on report of supply shall be taken after eleven, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under the standing order (sittings of the house) is in force or not, unless the house otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Of the days so allotted, not more than one day in committee shall be allotted to any vote on account, and not more than one sitting to the report of that vote. At eleven on the close of the day on which the committee on that vote is taken, and at the close of the sitting on which the report of that vote is taken, the chairman of committees or the speaker, as the case may be, shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote or the report.

At ten of the clock on the last day but one of the days so allotted the chairman shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil service estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the estimates for the navy, the army, the air force, and the revenue departments be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

At ten of the clock on the last, not being earlier than the twentieth, of the allotted days, the speaker shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the report of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil service estimates, the question, that the house doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the estimates for the navy, the army, the air force, the revenue departments, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On the days appointed for concluding the business of supply, the consideration of that business shall not be anticipated by a motion of adjournment, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings for that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

Any additional estimate for any new matter not included in the original estimates for the year shall be submitted for consideration in the committee of supply on some day not later than two days before the committee is closed.

For the purposes of this order two Fridays shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

14 November 1933 Amended

Twenty days and no more (unless as hereinafter provided) being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted for the consideration of the annual navy, army, air, and civil estimates, including votes on account. The days allotted shall not include any day on which the question has to be put that Mr. Speaker do leave the chair, or any day on which the business of supply does not stand as first order.

Provided that the days occupied by the consideration of estimates supplementary to those of a previous session or of any vote of credit, or of votes for supplementary or additional estimates presented by the government for war expenditure, or for any new service not included in the ordinary estimates for the year, shall not be included in the computation of the twenty days aforesaid.

Provided also that on motion made after notice, to be decided without amendment or debate, additional time, not exceeding three days, may be allotted for the purposes aforesaid, either before or after the 5th of August.

On a day so allotted, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before eleven, and no business in committee or proceedings on report of supply shall be taken after eleven, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under the standing order (Sittings of the House) is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Of the days so allotted, not more than one day in committee shall be allotted to any vote on account, and not more than one day to the report of that vote. At eleven on the close of the day on which the committee on that vote is taken, and of the day on which the report of that vote is taken, the chairman or Mr. Speaker, as the case may be, shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote or the report.

At ten of the clock on the last day but one of the days so allotted the chairman shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the navy, the army, the air, and the revenue departments estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

At ten of the clock on the last, not being earlier than the twentieth, of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the report of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question, that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the navy, the army, the air, the revenue departments estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On the days appointed for concluding the business of supply, the consideration of that business shall not be anticipated by a motion of adjournment, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings for that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

Any additional estimate for any new matter not included in the original estimates for the year shall be submitted for consideration in the committee of supply on some day not later than two days before the committee is closed.

For the purposes of this order two Fridays shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

15 November 1934 Amended

Twenty days and no more (unless as hereinafter provided) being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted for the consideration of the annual navy, army, air, and civil estimates, including votes on account. The days allotted shall not include any day on which the question has to be put that Mr. Speaker do leave the chair, or any day on which the business of supply does not stand as first order.

Provided that the days occupied by the consideration of estimates supplementary to those of a previous session or of any vote of credit, or of votes for supplementary or additional estimates presented by the government for war expenditure, or for any new service not included in the ordinary estimates for the year, shall not be included in the computation of the twenty days aforesaid.

Provided also that on motion made after notice, to be decided without amendment or debate, additional time, not exceeding three days, may be allotted for the purposes aforesaid, either before or after the 5th of August.

On a day so allotted, no business other than the business of supply and the consideration of the reports of the committee of public accounts and the select committee on estimates shall be taken before eleven, and no business in committee or proceedings on report of supply shall be taken after eleven, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under the standing order (Sittings of the House) is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

Of the days so allotted, not more than one day in committee shall be allotted to any vote on account, and not more than one day to the report of that vote. At eleven on the close of the day on which the committee on that vote is taken, and of the day on which the report of that vote is taken, the chairman or Mr. Speaker, as the case may be, shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote or the report.

At ten of the clock on the last day but one of the days so allotted the chairman shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the navy, the army, the air, and the revenue departments estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

At ten of the clock on the last, not being earlier than the twentieth, of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the report of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question, that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the navy, the army, the air, the revenue departments estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On the days appointed for concluding the business of supply, the consideration of that business shall not be anticipated by a motion of adjournment, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings for that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

Any additional estimate for any new matter not included in the original estimates for the year shall be submitted for consideration in the committee of supply on some day not later than two days before the committee is closed.

For the purposes of this order two Fridays shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

04 November 1947 Amended

Twenty-six days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which committee or report of supply stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under the standing order ' Sittings of the House ' is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on motions ' That Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair '; supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; and reports of the Committee of Public Accounts and the Select Committee on Estimates. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates presented by the government for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the seventh allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, the chairman shall at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such navy, army and air votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration in committee of supply on an allotted day, that the total amount of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. And the chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented seven clear days, and any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported allowing such vote), be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates or any statement of excess.

On a day not earlier than the eighth allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, Mr. Speaker shall at half-past nine of the clock forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the report of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each resolution ordered to be reported by the committee of supply and not yet agreed to by the House, the question ' That this House doth agree with the committee in that resolution.'

On the last day but one of the allotted days the chairman shall at half-past nine of the clock forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the revenue departments and defence department estimates, and in the navy, the army, and the air estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

On the last day of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the report of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the revenue departments and defence department estimates, and in the navy, the army and the air estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On any day upon which the chairman or Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion of adjournment, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings for that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Fridays shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

28 July 1948 Amended

Twenty-six days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which the committee of supply or a report from that committee stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and (except in pursuance of paragraph (2) of standing order no. 9 (Adjournment on definite matter of urgent public importance)) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under standing order no. 1 (Sittings of the House) is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a minister of the crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on motions ' That Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair '; supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; and the consideration of reports from the committee of public accounts and the select committee on estimates. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the seventh allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration. He shall then forthwith put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such navy, army and air votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration in the committee of supply on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. And the chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil estimates and estimates for revenue departments and the ministry of defence and of the navy, the army and the air estimates, that the total amountsof all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the committee of public accounts shall have reported allowing such vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On a day not earlier than the eighth allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each resolution come to by the committee of supply and not yet agreed to by the House, the question ' That this House doth agree with the committee in the said resolution.'

On the last day but one of the allotted days the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the revenue departments and ministry of defence estimates, and in the navy, the army, and the air estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

On the last day of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the revenue departments and ministry of defence estimates, and in the navy, the army and the air estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On any day upon which the chairman or Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

06 December 1951 Amended

Twenty-six days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which the Committee of Supply or a report from that committee stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and (except in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on definite matter of urgent public importance)) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House) is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on motions ' That Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair '; supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Select Committee on Estimates. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the seventh allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration. He shall then forthwith put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such navy, army and air votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration in the Committee of Supply on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. And the chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil estimates and estimates for revenue departments and the Ministry of Defence and of the navy, the army and the air estimates, that the total amountsof all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported allowing such vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On a day not earlier than the eighth allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each resolution come to by the Committee of Supply and not yet agreed to by the House, the question ' That this House doth agree with the committee in the said resolution.'

On the last day but one of the allotted days the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the revenue departments and Ministry of Defence estimates, and in the navy, the army, and the air estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates.

On the last day of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the revenue departments and Ministry of Defence estimates, and in the navy, the army and the air estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On any day upon which the chairman or Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

08 February 1960 Amended

Twenty-six days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which the Committee of Supply or a report from that committee stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and (except in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on definite matter of urgent public importance)) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House) is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, moved at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on motions ' That Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair '; supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Select Committee on Estimates. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the seventh allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration. He shall then forthwith put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such navy, army and air votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration in the Committee of Supply on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. And the chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil estimates and estimates for revenue departments and the Ministry of Defence and of the navy, the army and the air estimates, that the total amountsof all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported allowing such vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On a day not earlier than the eighth allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each resolution come to by the Committee of Supply and not yet agreed to by the House, the question ' That this House doth agree with the committee in the said resolution.'

On the last day but one of the allotted days the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the revenue departments and Ministry of Defence estimates, and in the navy, the army, and the air estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates. The chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Public Accounts Committee have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

On the last day of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the revenue departments and Ministry of Defence estimates, and in the navy, the army and the air estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On any day upon which the chairman or Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

25 October 1960 Amended

Twenty-six days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which the Committee of Supply or a report from that committee stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and except in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on definite matter of urgent public importance) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House) is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made respectively after notice either at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate or after the interruption of business in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 1A (Exemptions from Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House)).

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on motions ' That Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair '; supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Select Committee on Estimates. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the seventh allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration. He shall then forthwith put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such navy, army and air votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration in the Committee of Supply on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. And the chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil estimates and estimates for revenue departments and the Ministry of Defence and of the navy, the army and the air estimates, that the total amounts of all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported allowing such vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On a day not earlier than the eighth allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each resolution come to by the Committee of Supply and not yet agreed to by the House, the question ' That this House doth agree with the committee in the said resolution.'

On the last day but one of the allotted days the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the revenue departments and Ministry of Defence estimates, and in the navy, the army, and the air estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates. The chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Public Accounts Committee have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

On the last day of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the revenue departments and Ministry of Defence estimates, and in the navy, the army and the air estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On any day upon which the chairman or Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

02 November 1960 Amended

Twenty-six days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which the Committee of Supply or a report from that committee stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and except in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on definite matter of urgent public importance) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order exempting business from interruption under Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House) is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made respectively after notice either at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate or after the interruption of business in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 1A (Exemptions from Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House)).

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on motions ' That Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair '; supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Estimates Committee. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the seventh allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration. He shall then forthwith put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such navy, army and air votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration in the Committee of Supply on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. And the chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil estimates and estimates for revenue departments and the Ministry of Defence and of the navy, the army and the air estimates, that the total amounts of all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported allowing such vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On a day not earlier than the eighth allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each resolution come to by the Committee of Supply and not yet agreed to by the House, the question ' That this House doth agree with the committee in the said resolution.'

On the last day but one of the allotted days the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the revenue departments and Ministry of Defence estimates, and in the navy, the army, and the air estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates. The chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Public Accounts Committee have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

On the last day of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the revenue departments and Ministry of Defence estimates, and in the navy, the army and the air estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On any day upon which the chairman or Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

01 August 1963 Amended

Twenty-six days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which the Committee of Supply or a report from that committee stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and except in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on definite matter of urgent public importance) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order made in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business) is in force or not, unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made respectively after notice either at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate or after the interruption of business in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business).

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on motions ' That Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair '; supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Estimates Committee. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the seventh allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration. He shall then forthwith put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such navy, army and air votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration in the Committee of Supply on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. And the chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil estimates and the estimate for the Ministry of Defence and of the navy, the army and the air estimates, that the total amounts of all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On a day not earlier than the eighth allotted day, being a day before the 31st of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each resolution come to by the Committee of Supply and not yet agreed to by the House, the question ' That this House doth agree with the committee in the said resolution.'

On the last day but one of the allotted days the chairman shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the vote then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in the class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the Ministry of Defence estimate and in the navy, the army, and the air estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates. The chairman shall then in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Public Accounts Committee have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

On the last day of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at half-past nine of the clock, forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the resolution then under consideration, and shall then forthwith put, with respect to each class of the civil estimates, the question that the House doth agree with the committee in all the outstanding resolutions reported in respect of that class, and shall then put a like question with respect to all the resolutions outstanding in the Ministry of Defence estimate and in the navy, the army and the air estimates, and other outstanding resolutions severally.

On any day upon which the chairman or Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

14 December 1966 Amended

Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which supply stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and except in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on definite matter of urgent public importance) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order made in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business) is in force or not (except business as provided for in paragraphs (4), (5) and (6) of this order), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made respectively after notice either at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate or after the interruption of business in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business).

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; substantive motions, including motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] ; motions for the adjournment of the House ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Estimates Committee. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put any question necessary to dispose of such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented not less than seven clear days previously.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 25th day of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such defence votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil and defence estimates, that the total amounts of all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented not less than seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On the last of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in that class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the Defence (Central), Defence (Navy), Defence (Army), and Defence (Air) estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates. He shall in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

Not less than two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration, on any day on which Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, and any Member who wishes to declare himself with the noes, on the putting of any such question, shall give notice not later than the previous day of his intention to do so ; and after the questions on any such opposed votes have been severally put by Mr. Speaker, he may, if he thinks fit and with the assent of the House, put for each financial year only the question, that the total amount of all such votes outstanding for such year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the services defined in those votes.

On any day upon which the chairman or Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

During any proceedings on or in relation to the business of supply, notwithstanding anything in paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 31 (Closure of Debate), that order may be put in force when Mr. Deputy Speaker is in the Chair.

14 November 1967 Amended

Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, of which not more than two may be taken in the form of four half days, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which supply stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and except in pursuance of paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order made in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business) is in force or not (except business as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made respectively after notice either at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate or after the interruption of business in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business).

On a half day so allotted, when the business of supply shall stand as first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before seven of the clock unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown made after notice at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate, and no business of supply shall be taken after seven of the clock.

Not more than one half day so allotted may be taken in two consecutive calendar months : Provided that if for the purposes of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order, the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; substantive motions, including motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Service [Expenditure] ; motions for the adjournment of the House ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Estimates Committee. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put in respect of such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented not less than seven clear days previously the question that the total amount shall be granted for the purposes defined in those supplementary estimates.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 25th day of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put the question with respect to any vote on account and all such defence votes for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil and defence estimates, that the total amounts of all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented not less than seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On the last of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in that class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of the votes outstanding in the Defence (Central), Defence (Navy), Defence (Army), and Defence (Air) estimates be granted for the services defined in those estimates. He shall in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

Not less than two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration, on any day on which Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question ; and if notice has been given of objection to any total amount on which the question is to be put, Mr. Speaker shall put first the question on that total amount. When such questions have been disposed of, or if no notice of objection has been given, Mr. Speaker shall put for each financial year only the question that the total amount outstanding for that year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes.

On any day upon which Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

21 October 1969 Amended

Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, of which not more than two may be taken in the form of four half days, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which supply stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and except in pursuance of paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order made in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business) is in force or not (except business as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made respectively after notice either at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate or after the interruption of business in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business).

On a half day so allotted, when the business of supply shall stand as first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before seven of the clock unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown made after notice at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate, and no business of supply shall be taken after seven of the clock.

Not more than one half day so allotted may be taken in two consecutive calendar months : Provided that if for the purposes of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order, the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; substantive motions, including motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Service [Expenditure] ; motions for the adjournment of the House ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Estimates Committee. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put in respect of such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented not less than seven clear days previously the question that the total amount shall be granted for the purposes defined in those supplementary estimates ; and, in respect of any vote on account for civil departments for the coming financial year, as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration on an allotted day, he shall then in like manner put the question that the total amount of such vote outstanding be granted for those services.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 25th day of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put the question with respect to any vote on account for the Ministry of Defence for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil and defence estimates, that the total amounts of all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented not less than seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On the last of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in that class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amount of the estimates for the Ministry of Defence be granted for the services defined in those estimates. He shall in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

Not less than two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration, on any day on which Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question ; and if notice has been given of objection to any total amount on which the question is to be put, Mr. Speaker shall put first the question on that total amount or, in the case of the estimates for the Ministry of Defence, on each vote in those estimates. When such questions have been disposed of, or if no notice of objection has been given, Mr. Speaker shall put for each financial year only the question that the total amount outstanding for that year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes.

On any day upon which Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

21 January 1971 Amended

Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, of which not more than two may be taken in the form of four half days, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

On a day so allotted, being a day on which supply stands as the first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before ten of the clock, and except in pursuance of paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) no business of supply shall be taken after ten of the clock, whether a general order made in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business) is in force or not (except business as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made respectively after notice either at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate or after the interruption of business in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 2 (Exempted business).

On a half day so allotted, when the business of supply shall stand as first order, no business other than the business of supply shall be taken before seven of the clock unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown made after notice at the commencement of public business to be decided without amendment or debate, and no business of supply shall be taken after seven of the clock.

Not more than one half day so allotted may be taken in two consecutive calendar months : Provided that if for the purposes of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order, the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year; any excess vote; votes on account ; main estimates whether for the coming or the current financial year ; substantive motions, including motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Service [Expenditure] ; motions for the adjournment of the House ; and the consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Expenditure Committee. But such business shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put in respect of such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented not less than seven clear days previously the question that the total amount shall be granted for the purposes defined in those supplementary estimates ; and, in respect of any vote on account for civil departments for the coming financial year, as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration on an allotted day, he shall then in like manner put the question that the total amount of such vote outstanding be granted for those services.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 25th day of March, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put the question with respect to any vote on account for the Ministry of Defence for the coming financial year as shall have been put down on at least one previous day for consideration on an allotted day, that the total amounts of all such votes outstanding be granted for those services. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions in respect of the civil and defence estimates, that the total amounts of all such outstanding estimates supplementary to those of the current financial year as shall have been presented not less than seven clear days previously be granted for the services defined in the supplementary estimates. He shall then in like manner put severally the questions that the total amounts of any outstanding excess vote (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote) be granted for the services defined in any statement of excess.

On the last of the allotted days, Mr. Speaker shall, at ten of the clock, forthwith proceed to put the question with respect to each class of the civil estimates that the total amount of the votes outstanding in that class be granted for the services defined in that class, and shall in like manner put severally the questions that the total amount of the estimates for the Ministry of Defence be granted for the services defined in those estimates. He shall in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

Not less than two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration, on any day on which Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question ; and if notice has been given of objection to any total amount on which the question is to be put, Mr. Speaker shall put first the question on that total amount or, in the case of the estimates for the Ministry of Defence, on each vote in those estimates. When such questions have been disposed of, or if no notice of objection has been given, Mr. Speaker shall put for each financial year only the question that the total amount outstanding for that year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes.

On any day upon which Mr. Speaker is, under this order, directed to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on that business and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

08 March 1971 Amended

(a) Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

(b) For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

(c) Not more than two days so allotted may be taken in the form of four half days on any day other than a Friday ; but not more than one such half day may be taken in two consecutive calendar months.

(d) If for the purpose of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

On a day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before ten o'clock, only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) no business of supply shall be taken after ten o'clock (except as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order or in paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)).

On a half day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before seven o'clock only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) the business of supply shall not be taken after seven o'clock.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under this order to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on the business of supply and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on:-

(a) main estimates, whether for the coming or the current year ;

(b) votes on account ;

(c) supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year ;

(d) any excess vote ;

(e) any substantive motions (including motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure]) ;

(f) motions for the adjournment of the House ; and

(g) consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Expenditure Committee ;

but such business of supply shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote on account for civil departments for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ; and

(c) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 25th day of March, any of the following numbers or total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) any vote on account for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(d) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(e) any excess votes for civil departments, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ; and

(f) any excess votes for defence services, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On the last of the allotted days, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration:

(a) each class of the civil estimates ; and

(b) each vote in the estimate for the defence services ;

and any motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services Expenditure (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case), and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

Notice of objection may be given in respect of any number or total amount referred to in paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:-

(a) on any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day, the question that that number be maintained for that service ;

(b) on each total amount in respect of which notice of objection has been given, the question that that total amount be granted for the purposes defined in such vote or estimate ; and

(c) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes;

and he shall then in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

07 April 1971 Amended

(a) Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

(b) For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

(c) Not more than two days so allotted may be taken in the form of four half days on any day other than a Friday ; but not more than one such half day may be taken in two consecutive calendar months.

(d) If for the purpose of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

On a day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before ten o'clock, only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) no business of supply shall be taken after ten o'clock (except as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order or in paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made after notice after the interruption of business in accordance with the provision of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business).

On a half day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before seven o'clock only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) the business of supply shall not be taken after seven o'clock.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under this order to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on the business of supply and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on:-

(a) main estimates, whether for the coming or the current year ;

(b) votes on account ;

(c) supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year ;

(d) any excess vote ;

(e) any substantive motions (including motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure]) ;

(f) motions for the adjournment of the House ; and

(g) consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Expenditure Committee ;

but such business of supply shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote on account for civil departments for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ; and

(c) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 25th day of March, any of the following numbers or total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) any vote on account for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(d) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(e) any excess votes for civil departments, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ; and

(f) any excess votes for defence services, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On the last of the allotted days, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration:

(a) each class of the civil estimates ; and

(b) each vote in the estimate for the defence services ;

and any motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services Expenditure (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case), and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

Notice of objection may be given in respect of any number or total amount referred to in paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:-

(a) on any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day, the question that that number be maintained for that service ;

(b) on each total amount in respect of which notice of objection has been given, the question that that total amount be granted for the purposes defined in such vote or estimate ; and

(c) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes;

and he shall then in like manner put severally the questions on motions relating to any Navy, Army and Air Services [Expenditure] (provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no reason why Parliament should not sanction the virement temporarily authorised by the Treasury in each case) that sanction be given to the application of the said sums.

16 November 1971 Amended

(a) Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

(b) For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

(c) Not more than two days so allotted may be taken in the form of four half days on any day other than a Friday ; but not more than one such half day may be taken in two consecutive calendar months.

(d) If for the purpose of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

On a day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before ten o'clock, only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) no business of supply shall be taken after ten o'clock (except as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order or in paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made after notice after the interruption of business in accordance with the provision of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business).

On a half day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before seven o'clock only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) the business of supply shall not be taken after seven o'clock.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under this order to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on the business of supply and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on:-

(a) main estimates, whether for the coming or the current year ;

(b) votes on account ;

(c) supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year ;

(d) any excess vote ;

(e) any substantive motions ;

(f) motions for the adjournment of the House ; and

(g) consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Expenditure Committee ;

but such business of supply shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote on account for civil departments for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ; and

(c) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 25th day of March, any of the following numbers or total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) any vote on account for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(d) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(e) any excess votes for civil departments, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ; and

(f) any excess votes for defence services, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On the last of the allotted days, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration:

(a) each class of the civil estimates ; and

(b) each vote in the estimate for the defence services ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

Notice of objection may be given in respect of any number or total amount referred to in paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:-

(a) on any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day, the question that that number be maintained for that service ;

(b) on each total amount in respect of which notice of objection has been given, the question that that total amount be granted for the purposes defined in such vote or estimate ; and

(c) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes;

20 November 1973 Amended

(a) Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

(b) For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

(c) Not more than two days so allotted may be taken in the form of four half days on any day other than a Friday ; but not more than one such half day may be taken in two consecutive calendar months.

(d) If for the purpose of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

On a day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before ten o'clock, only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) no business of supply shall be taken after ten o'clock (except as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order or in paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made after notice after the interruption of business in accordance with the provision of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business).

On a half day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before seven o'clock only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) the business of supply shall not be taken after seven o'clock.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under this order to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on the business of supply and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on:-

(a) main estimates, whether for the coming or the current year ;

(b) votes on account ;

(c) supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year ;

(d) any excess vote ;

(e) any substantive motions ;

(f) motions for the adjournment of the House ; and

(g) consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Expenditure Committee ;

but such business of supply shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote on account for civil departments for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) any vote on account for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ; and

(d) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 18th day of March, any of the following numbers or total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(d) any excess votes for civil departments, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ; and

(e) any excess votes for defence services, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On the last of the allotted days, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration:

(a) each class of the civil estimates ; and

(b) each vote in the estimate for the defence services ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

Notice of objection may be given in respect of any number or total amount referred to in paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:-

(a) on any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day, the question that that number be maintained for that service ;

(b) on each total amount in respect of which notice of objection has been given, the question that that total amount be granted for the purposes defined in such vote or estimate ; and

(c) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes;

31 October 1979 Amended

(a) Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

(b) For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

(c) Not more than two days so allotted may be taken in the form of four half days on any day other than a Friday ; but not more than one such half day may be taken in two consecutive calendar months.

(d) If for the purpose of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

On a day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before ten o'clock, only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) no business of supply shall be taken after ten o'clock (except as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order or in paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made after notice after the interruption of business in accordance with the provision of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business).

On a half day allotted to the business of supply:-

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before seven o'clock only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) the business of supply shall not be taken after seven o'clock.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under this order to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on the business of supply and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on:-

(a) main estimates, whether for the coming or the current year ;

(b) votes on account ;

(c) supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year ;

(d) any excess vote ;

(e) any substantive motions ;

(f) motions for the adjournment of the House ; and

(g) consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts and the Expenditure Committee ;

but such business of supply shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote on account for civil departments for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) any vote on account for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ; and

(d) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 18th day of March, any of the following numbers or total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(d) any excess votes for civil departments, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ; and

(e) any excess votes for defence services, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On the last of the allotted days, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration:

(a) each class of the civil estimates ; and

(b) each vote in the estimate for the defence services ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

Notice of objection may be given in respect of any number or total amount referred to in paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:-

(a) on any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day, the question that that number be maintained for that service ;

(b) on each total amount in respect of which notice of objection has been given, the question that that total amount be granted for the purposes defined in such vote or estimate ; and

(c) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes;

If on any allotted day, all the words after the word "That" of any substantive motion have been ordered to stand part of the question or if other words have been added in their place, Mr Speaker shall forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

30 October 1980 Amended

(a) Twenty-nine days, being days before the 5th of August, shall be allotted to the business of supply in each session.

(b) For the purposes of this order two Friday sittings shall be deemed equivalent to a single sitting on any other day.

(c) Not more than two days so allotted may be taken in the form of four half days on any day other than a Friday ; but not more than one such half day may be taken in two consecutive calendar months.

(d) If for the purpose of calculating the last allotted day referred to in paragraph (8) of this order the total number of half days already taken includes an odd half day, that odd half day shall be deemed the equivalent of one day.

On a day allotted to the business of supply:

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before ten o'clock, only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) no business of supply shall be taken after ten o'clock (except as provided for in paragraphs (6), (7) and (8) of this order or in paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)), unless the House otherwise order on the motion of a Minister of the Crown, made after notice after the interruption of business in accordance with the provision of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business).

On a half day allotted to the business of supply:

(a) supply shall stand as the first order ;

(b) business other than the business of supply may be taken before seven o'clock only if the business of supply has first been disposed of ; and

(c) the business of supply shall not be taken after seven o'clock.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under this order to put forthwith any question, the consideration of the business of supply shall not be anticipated by a motion for the adjournment of the House, and no dilatory motion shall be moved on proceedings on the business of supply and the business shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

For the purposes of this order the business of supply shall consist of proceedings on:

(a) main estimates, whether for the coming or the current year ;

(b) votes on account ;

(c) supplementary or additional estimates for the current financial year ;

(d) any excess vote ;

(e) any substantive motions ;

(f) motions for the adjournment of the House ; and

(g) consideration of reports from the Committee of Public Accounts;

but such business of supply shall not include any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

On a day not earlier than the sixth allotted day, being a day not later than the 6th day of February, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote on account for civil departments for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) any vote on account for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ; and

(d) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On a day not earlier than the tenth allotted day, being a day before the 18th day of March, any of the following numbers or total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration :

(a) any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day ;

(b) all supplementary estimates for civil departments for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(c) all supplementary estimates for defence services for the current financial year that shall have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(d) any excess votes for civil departments, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ; and

(e) any excess votes for defence services, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts shall have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

On the last of the allotted days, any of the following total amounts which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration:

(a) each class of the civil estimates ; and

(b) each vote in the estimate for the defence services ;

and Mr. Speaker shall put the questions set out in paragraph (11) of this order.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

Notice of objection may be given in respect of any number or total amount referred to in paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (6), (7) or (8) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:

(a) on any vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year that shall have been put down for consideration on at least one previous allotted day, the question that that number be maintained for that service ;

(b) on each total amount in respect of which notice of objection has been given, the question that that total amount be granted for the purposes defined in such vote or estimate ; and

(c) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes;

19 July 1982 Amended

(a) Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business ;

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded ; and

(c) questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates appointed for consideration under paragraph (1A) of Standing Order No. 86E (Liaison Committee) shall be deferred until ten o'clock.

On a day not later than 6th February, any of the following total amounts may be put down for consideration:

(a) votes on account for the coming financial year ;

(b) supplementary estimates for the current financial year which have been presented at least seven clear days previously.

On a day not later than 18th March any of the following numbers or total amounts may be put down for consideration :

(a) votes relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year ;

(b) supplementary estimates for the current financial year which have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(c) excess votes, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote.

On a day not later than 5th August, the total amount of estimates which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (3), (4) or (5) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (3), (4) or (5) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:

(a) on any outstanding vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year, that that number be maintained for that service ;

(b) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under paragraph (7) of this order to put any question, no dilatory motion shall be made and the proceedings shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

The provisions of this order shall not apply to any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

30 March 1983 Amended

(a) Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business ;

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded ; and

(c) questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates appointed for consideration under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 101 (Liaison Committee) shall be deferred until ten o'clock.

On a day not later than 6th February, any of the following total amounts may be put down for consideration:

(a) votes on account for the coming financial year ;

(b) supplementary estimates for the current financial year which have been presented at least seven clear days previously.

On a day not later than 18th March any of the following numbers or total amounts may be put down for consideration :

(a) votes relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year ;

(b) supplementary estimates for the current financial year which have been presented at least seven clear days previously ;

(c) excess votes, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote.

On a day not later than 5th August, the total amount of estimates which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (3), (4) or (5) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (3), (4) or (5) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:

(a) on any outstanding vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year, that that number be maintained for that service ;

(b) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under paragraph (7) of this order to put any question, no dilatory motion shall be made and the proceedings shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

The provisions of this order shall not apply to any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

23 May 1985 Amended

(a) Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business;

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded; and

(c) questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates appointed for consideration under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 101 (Liaison Committee) shall be deferred until ten o'clock.

On a day not later than 6th February, any of the following total amounts may be put down for consideration:

(a) votes on account for the coming financial year;

(b) supplementary estimates for the current financial year which have been presented at least seven clear days previously.

On a day not later than 18th March any of the following numbers or total amounts may be put down for consideration:

(a) votes relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year;

(b) supplementary estimates for the current financial year which have been presented at least seven clear days previously;

(c) excess votes, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts have reported that they see no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote.

On a day not later than 5th August, the total amount of estimates which are still outstanding may be put down for consideration.

At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (3), (4) or (5) of this order.

On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (3), (4) or (5) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the following questions:

(a) on any outstanding vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year, that that number be maintained for that service;

(b) that the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes.

On any day on which Mr. Speaker is directed under paragraph (7) of this order to put any question, no dilatory motion shall be made and the proceedings shall not be interrupted under any standing order.

The provisions of this order shall not apply to any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

27 February 1986 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 101 (Liaison Committee) ; and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at seven o'clock and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 10 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 7 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of, and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At ten o'clock on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, Mr. Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

12 November 1986 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 131 (Liaison Committee) ; and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at seven o'clock and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of, and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At ten o'clock on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, Mr. Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

26 May 1989 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 131 (Liaison Committee) ; and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at seven o'clock and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At ten o'clock on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, Mr. Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

24 November 1994 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 131 (Liaison Committee) ; and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at seven o'clock and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At ten o'clock on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, the Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

20 March 1997 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at seven o'clock and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At ten o'clock on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, the Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

14 May 2002 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before ten o'clock only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at seven o'clock and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At ten o'clock on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, the Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

29 October 2002 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before the moment of interruption only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or four o'clock on Thursday; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at seven o'clock on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or four o'clock on Thursday and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock or four o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At the moment of interruption on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, the Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

26 January 2005 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before the moment of interruption only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock on Monday or Tuesday, four o'clock on Wednesday or three o'clock on Thursday; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at the hour specified in sub-paragraph (a) above and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock, four o'clock or three o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At the moment of interruption on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, the Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

12 November 2008 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, before 5th August, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before the moment of interruption only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock on Monday or Tuesday, four o'clock on Wednesday or three o'clock on Thursday; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at the hour specified in sub-paragraph (a) above and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock, four o'clock or three o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.

At the moment of interruption on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, the Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.

14 December 2011 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before the moment of interruption only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

Provided that the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall not apply on any day on which time has been allocated pursuant to paragraph (2)(b) of Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates).

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock on Monday or Tuesday, four o'clock on Wednesday or three o'clock on Thursday; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at the hour specified in sub-paragraph (a) above and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which time has been allocated pursuant to paragraph (2)(b) of Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) or the Chairman of Way and Means has set down opposed private business under paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business), proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until the business in question has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the day and hour prescribed under paragraph (6) of this order.

Any estimates on which questions have been deferred to another day in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (4) and (6) of this order, together with any questions so deferred, and all other estimates appointed for consideration on any previous day or half day allotted under this order shall be set down for consideration on the day to which the questions have been deferred.

On the day to which the provisions of paragraph (2) or (3) of Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.) apply which falls after or on any day or half-day allotted under this order, the Speaker shall, at the time prescribed in paragraph (1) of that order, put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order on any previous day or half day allotted under this order, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order on the day and and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on any day or half day allotted under this order.

11 July 2012 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before the moment of interruption only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

Provided that the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall not apply on any day on which time has been allocated pursuant to paragraph (2)(b) of Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates).

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock on Monday, four o'clock on Tuesday or Wednesday or two o'clock on Thursday; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at the hour specified in sub-paragraph (a) above and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which time has been allocated pursuant to paragraph (2)(b) of Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) or the Chairman of Way and Means has set down opposed private business under paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business), proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until the business in question has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the day and hour prescribed under paragraph (6) of this order.

Any estimates on which questions have been deferred to another day in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (4) and (6) of this order, together with any questions so deferred, and all other estimates appointed for consideration on any previous day or half day allotted under this order shall be set down for consideration on the day to which the questions have been deferred.

On the day to which the provisions of paragraph (2) or (3) of Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.) apply which falls after or on any day or half-day allotted under this order, the Speaker shall, at the time prescribed in paragraph (1) of that order, put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order on any previous day or half day allotted under this order, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order on the day and and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on any day or half day allotted under this order.

04 July 2017 Amended

Three days, other than Fridays, shall be allotted in each session for the consideration of estimates set down under the provisions of paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half days, not being Fridays.

On any such day-

(a) consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto shall stand as first business; and

(b) other business may be taken before the moment of interruption only if the consideration of estimates has been concluded.

Provided that the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall not apply on any day on which time has been allocated pursuant to paragraph (2)(b) of Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates).

On any such half day-

(a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereo, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock on Monday, four o'clock on Tuesday or Wednesday or two o'clock on Thursday; or

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at the hour specified in sub-paragraph (a) above and shall be entered upon at that time:

Provided that on days on which time has been allocated pursuant to paragraph (2)(b) of Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) or the Chairman of Way and Means has set down opposed private business under paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business), proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until the business in question has been disposed of and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House).

On any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the day and hour prescribed under paragraph (6) of this order.

Any estimates on which questions have been deferred to another day in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (4) and (6) of this order, together with any questions so deferred, and all other estimates appointed for consideration on any previous day or half day allotted under this order shall be set down for consideration on the day to which the questions have been deferred.

On the day to which the provisions of paragraph (2) or (3) of Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, etc.) apply which falls after or on any day or half-day allotted under this order, the Speaker shall, at the time prescribed in paragraph (1) of that order, put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order on any previous day or half day allotted under this order, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order on the day and and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on any day or half day allotted under this order.