UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
22 October 2015 Made

In their application in relation to a bill within paragraph (2), Standing Orders Nos. 83J to 83N shall have effect with the modifications in paragraphs (3) to (5).

A bill is within this paragraph if-

(a) it is a Finance Bill, or

(b) it is a bill which, before second reading, only contained provision which would be within the ordinary scope of a Finance Bill (or would be if the provision was to take effect in the current financial year).

In Standing Order No. 83J-

(a) in paragraph (1)(b)(i) after "Wales" insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland";

(b) in paragraph (2) after "Wales" (in both places) insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland";

(c) after paragraph (4) insert-

"(4A) A clause or schedule which relates exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland is within devolved legislative competence if it would be within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament to make any corresponding provision for Scotland in an Act of that Parliament.";

(d) in paragraph (5) after sub-paragraph (b) insert ";

(c) relates exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is within devolved legislative competence if every clause and every schedule of it relates exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is within devolved legislative competence";

(e) in paragraph (6) after "Wales" insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland"; and

(f) after paragraph (11) insert-

"(12) The test in paragraph (3)(a), (4)(a) or (4A) is also met if the clause or schedule concerned sets a rate of income tax in respect of any kind of income for a person who is resident in the United Kingdom for tax purposes but is not a Scottish taxpayer where the corresponding rate for a Scottish taxpayer may be set by a resolution of the Scottish Parliament under Chapter 2 of Part 4A of the Scotland Act 1998 (and the reference in paragraph (7) to the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament includes a reference to that Chapter)".

In Standing Order No. 83L, in paragraph (2)(b)(i) after "Wales" insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland".

In Standing Order No. 83M-

(a) in paragraph (1) after "Wales" (in each place) insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland";

(b) for paragraph (4) substitute-

"(4) If a Minister of the Crown indicates his or her intention to move Consent Motions which are to be passed by more than one legislative grand committee-

(a) the order in which the Consent Motions are to be considered is:

(i) any motion to be considered by the Legislative Grand Committee (England, Wales and Northern Ireland),

(ii) any motion to be considered by the Legislative Grand Committee (England and Wales), and

(iii) any motion to be considered by the Legislative Grand Committee (England),

(b) the House shall forthwith resolve itself into the legislative grand committee which is to consider the first Consent Motion,

(c) on moving that motion, the Minister shall also inform the committee of the terms of any other Consent Motion to be moved in any other legislative grand committee,

(d) any debate in the first legislative grand committee may also relate to any other Consent Motion to be moved in any other legislative grand committee,

(e) on conclusion of proceedings in the first legislative grand committee-

(i) the House shall forthwith resolve itself into the legislative grand committee which is to consider the next Consent Motion,

(ii) a Minister of the Crown shall forthwith move that motion, and

(iii) proceedings in the second legislative grand committee shall be brought to a conclusion forthwith, and

(f) on conclusion of proceedings in the second legislative grand committee, sub-paragraphs (e)(i) to (iii) shall apply in relation to any third Consent Motion and a third legislative grand committee as they apply in relation to the second Consent Motion and the second legislative grand committee.";

(c) in paragraph (5) for "(4)(d)(iii)" substitute "(4)(e)(iii) and (f)"; and

(d) in paragraph (6) for "second Consent Motion" substitute "Consent Motions".

07 March 2017 Amended

In their application in relation to a bill within paragraph (2), Standing Orders Nos. 83J to 83N shall have effect with the modifications in paragraphs (3) to (5).

A bill is within this paragraph if-

(a) it is a Finance Bill, or

(b) it is a bill which, before second reading, only contained provision which would be within the ordinary scope of a Finance Bill (or would be if the provision was to take effect in the current financial year).

In Standing Order No. 83J-

(a) in paragraph (1)(b)(i) after "Wales" insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland";

(b) in paragraph (2) after "Wales" (in both places) insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland";

(c) after paragraph (4) insert-

"(4A) A clause or schedule which relates exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland is within devolved legislative competence if it would be within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament to make any corresponding provision for Scotland in an Act of that Parliament.;

(4B) In addition, a clause or schedule-

(a) relates exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and

(b) is within devolved legislative competence,

if it does nothing other than set one or more of the main rates of income tax for a tax year.";

(d) in paragraph (5) after sub-paragraph (b) insert ";

(c) relates exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is within devolved legislative competence if every clause and every schedule of it relates exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is within devolved legislative competence"; and

(e) in paragraph (6) after "Wales" insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland".

In Standing Order No. 83L, in paragraph (2)(b)(i) after "Wales" insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland".

In Standing Order No. 83M-

(a) in paragraph (1) after "Wales" (in each place) insert "or to England, Wales and Northern Ireland";

(b) for paragraph (4) substitute-

"(4) If a Minister of the Crown indicates his or her intention to move Consent Motions which are to be passed by more than one legislative grand committee-

(a) the order in which the Consent Motions are to be considered is:

(i) any motion to be considered by the Legislative Grand Committee (England, Wales and Northern Ireland),

(ii) any motion to be considered by the Legislative Grand Committee (England and Wales), and

(iii) any motion to be considered by the Legislative Grand Committee (England),

(b) the House shall forthwith resolve itself into the legislative grand committee which is to consider the first Consent Motion,

(c) on moving that motion, the Minister shall also inform the committee of the terms of any other Consent Motion to be moved in any other legislative grand committee,

(d) any debate in the first legislative grand committee may also relate to any other Consent Motion to be moved in any other legislative grand committee,

(e) on conclusion of proceedings in the first legislative grand committee-

(i) the House shall forthwith resolve itself into the legislative grand committee which is to consider the next Consent Motion,

(ii) a Minister of the Crown shall forthwith move that motion, and

(iii) proceedings in the second legislative grand committee shall be brought to a conclusion forthwith, and

(f) on conclusion of proceedings in the second legislative grand committee, sub-paragraphs (e)(i) to (iii) shall apply in relation to any third Consent Motion and a third legislative grand committee as they apply in relation to the second Consent Motion and the second legislative grand committee.";

(c) in paragraph (5) for "(4)(d)(iii)" substitute "(4)(e)(iii) and (f)"; and

(d) in paragraph (6) for "second Consent Motion" substitute "Consent Motions".