UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
02 December 2013 Made

(a) On any day allotted for proceedings in the House on backbench business (and not being taken in the form of a half-day), or on any Thursday sitting in Westminster Hall other than one to which sub-paragraph (b) applies, the Backbench Business Committee may determine that a statement will be made on the publication of a select committee report or announcement of an inquiry.

(b) The Liaison Committee may determine that such a statement may be made in Westminster Hall on any day appointed under paragraph (15) of Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings in Westminster Hall).

A statement on the publication of a select committee report or announcement of an inquiry-

(a) shall be made by the chair or another member of the select committee acting on its behalf;

(b) shall take place-

(i) in the House, after questions and any ministerial statements, or

(ii) in Westminster Hall, at the commencement of proceedings.

A statement made under paragraph (1) above may not take place later than 5 sitting days after the day on which the report is published or inquiry announced.

The Member making a statement may answer questions on it asked by Members called by the Chair, but no question shall be taken after the end of any period specified by the Backbench Business Committee or the Liaison Committee in its determination.

24 February 2015 Amended

(a) On any day allotted for proceedings in the House on backbench business (and not being taken in the form of a half-day), or on any Thursday sitting in Westminster Hall other than one to which sub-paragraph (b) applies, the Backbench Business Committee may determine that a statement will be made on the publication of a select committee report or announcement of an inquiry.

(b) The Liaison Committee may determine that such a statement may be made in Westminster Hall on any day appointed under paragraph (7) of Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings in Westminster Hall).

A statement on the publication of a select committee report or announcement of an inquiry-

(a) shall be made by the chair or another member of the select committee acting on its behalf;

(b) shall take place-

(i) in the House, after questions and any ministerial statements, or

(ii) in Westminster Hall, at the commencement of proceedings.

A statement made under paragraph (1) above may not take place later than 5 sitting days after the day on which the report is published or inquiry announced.

The Member making a statement may answer questions on it asked by Members called by the Chair, but no question shall be taken after the end of any period specified by the Backbench Business Committee or the Liaison Committee in its determination.