UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
01 December 1902 Made

In the case of grave disorder arising in the house the speaker may, if he thinks it necessary to do so, adjourn the house without question put, or suspend any sitting for a time to be named by him.

14 November 1933 Amended

In the case of grave disorder arising in the House Mr. Speaker may, if he thinks it necessary to do so, adjourn the House without question put, or suspend any sitting for a time to be named by him.

28 July 1948 Amended

In the case of grave disorder arising in the House Mr. Speaker may, if he thinks it necessary to do so, adjourn the House without putting any question, or suspend the sitting for a time to be named by him.

24 November 1994 Amended

In the case of grave disorder arising in the House the Speaker may, if she thinks it necessary to do so, adjourn the House without putting any question, or suspend the sitting for a time to be named by her.

22 March 2001 Amended

In the case of grave disorder arising in the House the Speaker may, if he thinks it necessary to do so, adjourn the House without putting any question, or suspend the sitting for a time to be named by him.