UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
09 March 1945 Made

Where a public bill (not being a bill to confirm a Provisional Order or Certificate) is ordered to be read a second time on a day appointed, and it appears that the Standing Orders relative to Private Business may be applicable to the bill, the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills shall examine the Bill with respect to the applicability thereto of the Standing Orders, and shall proceed and report forthwith, and the order of the day relating to the Bill shall not be affected thereby; but if the Examiner reports that any Standing Order applicable to the Bill has not been complied with, and the Standing Orders Committee report that such Standing Order ought not to be dispened with, the order of the day relating to the bill shall be discharged.

28 July 1948 Amended

Where a public bill (not being a bill to confirm a provisional order or certificate) is ordered to be read a second time on a future day, and it appears that the standing orders relative to private business may be applicable to the bill, the examiners of petitions for private bills shall be ordered to examine the bill with respect to the applicability thereto of the said standing orders, and shall proceed and report with all convenient speed, and the order of the day relating to the bill shall not be affected thereby; but if the examiners report that any standing order applicable to the bill has not been complied with, and the standing orders committee report that such standing order ought not to be dispened with, the order of the day relating to the bill shall be discharged.

06 December 1951 Amended

Where a public bill (not being a bill to confirm a provisional order or certificate) is ordered to be read a second time on a future day, and it appears that the standing orders relative to private business may be applicable to the bill, the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills shall be ordered to examine the bill with respect to the applicability thereto of the said standing orders, and shall proceed and report with all convenient speed, and the order of the day relating to the bill shall not be affected thereby; but if the Examiners report that any standing order applicable to the bill has not been complied with, and the Standing Orders Committee report that such standing order ought not to be dispened with, the order of the day relating to the bill shall be discharged.

01 August 1963 Amended

Where a public bill (not being a bill to confirm a provisional order or certificate) is ordered to be read a second time on a future day, and it appears that the standing orders relating to private business may be applicable to the bill, the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills shall be ordered to examine the bill with respect to the applicability thereto of the said standing orders, and shall proceed and report with all convenient speed, and the order of the day relating to the bill shall not be affected thereby; but if the Examiners report that any standing order applicable to the bill has not been complied with, and the Standing Orders Committee report that such standing order ought not to be dispened with, the order of the day relating to the bill shall be discharged.

08 March 1971 Amended

Where a public bill (not being a bill to confirm a provisional order or certificate) is ordered to be read a second time on a future day, and it appears that the standing orders relating to private business may be applicable to the bill, the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills shall be ordered to examine the bill and they shall proceed and report with all convenient speed whether the said standing orders are applicable thereto. If they find that the standing orders are applicable, they shall further report whether they have been complied with.

If the Examiners report that any standing order applicable to the bill has not been complied with, and the Standing Orders Committee report that such standing order ought not to be dispensed with, the order of the day relating to the bill shall be discharged.