UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
20 February 1919 Made

In order to facilitate the business of standing committees, a motion may, after two days' notice, be made by a minister of the crown at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate, "that this house do now adjourn," provided that if on a day on which a motion is agreed to under this standing order leave has been given to move the adjournment of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, Mr. Speaker, instead of adjourning the house, shall suspend the sitting only until a quarter-past eight of the clock.

21 December 1927 Amended

In order to facilitate the business of standing committees, a motion may, after two days' notice, be made by a minister of the crown at the commencement of public business, to be decided without amendment or debate, "that this house do now adjourn," provided that if on a day on which a motion is agreed to under this standing order leave has been given to move the adjournment of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, Mr. Speaker, instead of adjourning the house, shall suspend the sitting only until half-past seven of the clock.

14 November 1933 Repealed Article repealed