UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
20 February 1919 Made

A resolution authorising the issue of money out of the consolidated fund reported from the committee of ways and means may be considered forthwith by the house, and the consideration on report and third reading of a bill ordered to be brought in upon such a resolution or resolutions may be taken forthwith as soon as the bill has been reported from committee of the whole house.

14 November 1933 Amended

A resolution authorising the issue of money out of the consolidated fund reported from the committee of ways and means may be considered forthwith by the House, and the consideration on report and third reading of a bill ordered to be brought in upon such a resolution or resolutions may be taken forthwith as soon as the bill has been reported from committee of the whole House.

06 December 1951 Amended

A resolution authorising the issue of money out of the Consolidated Fund reported from the Committee of Ways and Means may be considered forthwith by the House, and the consideration on report and third reading of a bill ordered to be brought in upon such a resolution or resolutions may be taken forthwith as soon as the bill has been reported from committee of the whole House.

14 December 1966 Amended

On a Motion being made in respect of any Consolidated Fund or Appropriation Bill, that the bill be no read the third time, the question shall be put forthwith and decided without amendment or debate; and when such a bill has been reported with Amendments from a Committee of the whole House the question on any motion that the bill, as amended, be now taken into consideration shall be put forthwith and decided without amendment or debate.

08 March 1971 Amended

On a Motion being made in respect of any Consolidated Fund or Appropriation Bill, 'That the bill be no read the third time', the question shall be put forthwith; and when such a bill has been reported with amendments from a committee of the whole House the question on any motion 'That the bill, as amended, be now taken into consideration' shall be put forthwith.

20 November 1973 Amended

The consideration on report and third reading of a Consolidated Fund or Appropriation Bill may be taken as soon as the bill has been reported from a committee of the whole House; and on a motion being made in respect of any such bill, 'That the bill be now read the third time', the question shall be put forthwith; and when such a bill has been reported with amendments from a committee of the whole House the question on any motion 'That the bill, as amended, be now taken into consideration' shall be put forthwith.

30 October 1980 Amended

The consideration on report and third reading of a Consolidated Fund or Appropriation Bill may be taken as soon as the bill has been reported from a committee of the whole House; and on a motion being made in respect of any such bill 'That the bill be now read the third time', the question shall be put forthwith; and when such a bill has been reported with amendments from a committee of the whole House the question on any motion 'That the bill, as amended, be now taken into consideration' shall be put forthwith.

19 July 1982 Amended

On any day on which the second reading of a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill stands as the first order of the day, the question thereon shall be put forthwith upon the reading of that order, no order shall be made for the committal of the bill and the question for third reading shall be put forthwith.

At the conclusion of proceedings on a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill, a member of the Government may move "That this House do now adjourn", the motion shall not lapse at ten o'clock, and if the proceedings have not been concluded by nine o'clock in the morning at that sitting, the motion shall lapse at that hour.

21 December 1982 Amended

On any day on which the second reading of a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill stands as the first order of the day, the question thereon shall be put forthwith upon the reading of that order, no order shall be made for the committal of the bill and the question for third reading shall be put forthwith.

At the conclusion of proceedings on a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill, a member of the Government may move "That this House do now adjourn", the motion shall not lapse at ten o'clock, and if the proceedings have not been concluded by nine o'clock in the morning at that sitting, the motion shall lapse at that hour, provided that if the sitting shall have commenced on a Thursday, the motion shall lapse at eight o'clock in the morning.

30 March 1983 Amended

On any day on which the second reading of a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill stands as the first order of the day, the question thereon shall be put forthwith upon the reading of that order, no order shall be made for the committal of the bill and the question for third reading shall be put forthwith.

At the conclusion of proceedings on a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill, a member of the Government may move 'That this House do now adjourn', the motion shall not lapse at ten o'clock, or be interrupted at that hour save for the purpose of moving a motion pursuant to paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business), may be proceeded with at any hour, though opposed, and if proceedings have not been concluded by nine o'clock in the morning at that sitting, the motion shall lapse at that hour, provided that if the sitting shall have commenced on a Thursday, the motion shall lapse at eight o'clock in the morning.

12 November 1986 Amended

On any day on which the second reading of a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill stands as the first order of the day, the question thereon shall be put forthwith upon the reading of that order, no order shall be made for the committal of the bill and the question for third reading shall be put forthwith.

At the conclusion of proceedings on a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill, a member of the Government may move 'That this House do now adjourn', the motion shall not lapse at ten o'clock, or be interrupted at that hour save for the purpose of moving a motion pursuant to paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business), may be proceeded with at any hour, though opposed, and if proceedings have not been concluded by nine o'clock in the morning at that sitting, the motion shall lapse at that hour: Provided that if the sitting shall have commenced on a Thursday, the motion shall lapse at eight o'clock in the morning.

02 November 1995 Amended

When a motion shall have been made for the second reading of a Consolidated Fund or an Appropriation Bill, the question thereon shall be put forthwith, no order shall be made for the committal of the bill and the question for third reading shall be put forthwith; and the said questions may be decided at any hour, though opposed.