UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
28 July 1948 Made

One of the standing committees shall be appointed for the consideration of all public bills or other business relating exclusively to Scotland and committed or referred to a standing committee, and shall consist of all the members representing Scottish constituencies, together with not less than ten nor more than fifteen other members to be nominated in respect of any bill or other business by the committee of selection, who shall have regard in such nomination to the approximation of the balance of parties in the committee to that in the whole House, and shall have power from time to time to discharge the members so nominated by them, and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

06 December 1951 Amended

One of the standing committees shall be appointed for the consideration of all public bills or other business relating exclusively to Scotland and committed or referred to a standing committee, and shall consist of all the Members representing Scottish constituencies, together with not less than ten nor more than fifteen other members to be nominated in respect of any bill or other business by the Committee of Selection, who shall have regard in such nomination to the approximation of the balance of parties in the committee to that in the whole House, and shall have power from time to time to discharge the members so nominated by them, and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

18 December 1957 Amended

One of the standing committees shall be appointed for the consideration of all public bills or other business relating exclusively to Scotland and committed or referred to a standing committee.

For the consideration of

(a) bills referred to them for consideration in relation to their principle under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 60 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland);

(b) Scottish estimates referred to them under Standing Order No. 61 (Special procedure for Scottish estimates); and

(c) specified matters referred to them under Standing Order No. 61A (Matters relating exclusively to Scotland)

the Scottish Standing Committee shall be known as the Scottish Grand Committee and shall consist of all the Members representing Scottish constituencies, together with not less than ten nor more than fifteen other members to be nominated in respect of any bill or other business by the Committee of Selection, who shall have regard in such nomination to the approximation of the balance of parties in the committee to that in the whole House, and shall have power from time to time to discharge the members so nominated by them, and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

For the consideration of bills certified by Mr. Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland and committed to a standing committee or bills committed to the Scottish Standing Committee, the Committee shall consist of thirty members representing Scottish constituencies, who shall be nominated by the Committee of Selection in respect of each such bill and to whom the Committee of Selection shall have power to add not more than twenty members. In nominating members the Committee of Selection shall have regard to their qualifications and the composition of the House.

25 October 1960 Amended

One of the standing committees shall be appointed for the consideration of all public bills certified under Standing Order No. 60 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland) or other business relating exclusively to Scotland and committed or referred to a standing committee.

For the consideration of

(a) bills referred to them for consideration in relation to their principle under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 60 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland);

(b) Scottish estimates referred to them under Standing Order No. 61 (Special procedure for Scottish estimates); and

(c) specified matters referred to them under Standing Order No. 61A (Matters relating exclusively to Scotland)

the Scottish Standing Committee shall be known as the Scottish Grand Committee and shall consist of all the Members representing Scottish constituencies, together with not less than ten nor more than fifteen other members to be nominated in respect of any bill or other business by the Committee of Selection, who shall have regard in such nomination to the approximation of the balance of parties in the committee to that in the whole House, and shall have power from time to time to discharge the members so nominated by them, and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

For the consideration of bills certified by Mr. Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland and committed to a standing committee or bills committed to the Scottish Standing Committee, the Committee shall consist of thirty members representing Scottish constituencies, who shall be nominated by the Committee of Selection in respect of each such bill and to whom the Committee of Selection shall have power to add not more than twenty members. In nominating members the Committee of Selection shall have regard to their qualifications and the composition of the House.

01 August 1963 Amended

One of the standing committees shall be appointed for the consideration of all public bills certified under Standing Order No. 62 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland) or other business relating exclusively to Scotland and committed or referred to a standing committee.

For the consideration of

(a) bills referred to them for consideration in relation to their principle under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 62 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland);

(b) Scottish estimates referred to them under Standing Order No. 63 (Special procedure for Scottish estimates); and

(c) specified matters referred to them under Standing Order No. 64 (Matters relating exclusively to Scotland)

the Scottish Standing Committee shall be known as the Scottish Grand Committee and shall consist of all the Members representing Scottish constituencies, together with not less than ten nor more than fifteen other members to be nominated in respect of any bill or other business by the Committee of Selection, who shall have regard in such nomination to the approximation of the balance of parties in the committee to that in the whole House, and shall have power from time to time to discharge the members so nominated by them, and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

For the consideration of bills certified by Mr. Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland and committed to a standing committee or bills committed to the Scottish Standing Committee, the Committee shall consist of thirty members representing Scottish constituencies, who shall be nominated by the Committee of Selection in respect of each such bill and to whom the Committee of Selection shall have power to add not more than twenty members. In nominating members the Committee of Selection shall have regard to their qualifications and the composition of the House.

24 October 1968 Amended

For the consideration of all public bills certified under Standing Order No. 62 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland) or other business relating exclusively to Scotland and committed or referred to a standing committee standing committees shall be appointed as set out in this order.

For the consideration of

(a) bills referred to them for consideration in relation to their principle under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 62 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland);

(b) Scottish estimates referred to them under Standing Order No. 63 (Special procedure for Scottish estimates); and

(c) specified matters referred to them under Standing Order No. 64 (Matters relating exclusively to Scotland)

such a Standing Committee shall be known as the Scottish Grand Committee and shall consist of all the Members representing Scottish constituencies, together with not less than ten nor more than fifteen other members to be nominated in respect of any bill or other business by the Committee of Selection, who shall have regard in such nomination to the approximation of the balance of parties in the committee to that in the whole House, and shall have power from time to time to discharge the members so nominated by them, and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

For the consideration of bills certified by Mr. Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland and committed to a standing committee or bills committed to a Scottish Standing Committee not more than two committees may be appointed; the first such Committee shall consist of thirty members representing Scottish constituencies, who shall be nominated by the Committee of Selection in respect of each such bill and to whom the Committee of Selection shall have power to add not more than twenty members and the second such committee shall consist of not less than twenty nor more than fifty members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, of whom not less than twenty members shall represent Scottish constituencies. In nominating members the Committee of Selection shall have regard to their qualifications and the composition of the House.

19 December 1968 Amended

For the consideration of all public bills certified under Standing Order No. 62 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland) or other business relating exclusively to Scotland and committed or referred to a standing committee standing committees shall be appointed as set out in this order.

For the consideration of

(a) bills referred to them for consideration in relation to their principle under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 62 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland);

(b) Scottish estimates referred to them under Standing Order No. 63 (Special procedure for Scottish estimates); and

(c) specified matters referred to them under Standing Order No. 64 (Matters relating exclusively to Scotland)

such a Standing Committee shall be known as the Scottish Grand Committee and shall consist of all the Members representing Scottish constituencies, together with not less than ten nor more than fifteen other members to be nominated in respect of any bill or other business by the Committee of Selection, who shall have regard in such nomination to the approximation of the balance of parties in the committee to that in the whole House, and shall have power from time to time to discharge the members so nominated by them, and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

For the consideration of bills certified by Mr. Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland and committed to a standing committee or bills committed to a Scottish Standing Committee not more than two committees may be appointed; the first such Committee shall consist of thirty members representing Scottish constituencies, who shall be nominated by the Committee of Selection in respect of each such bill and to whom the Committee of Selection shall have power to add not more than twenty members and the second such committee shall consist of not less than sixteen nor more than fifty members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, of whom not less than sixteen members shall represent Scottish constituencies. In nominating members the Committee of Selection shall have regard to their qualifications and the composition of the House.

08 March 1971 Repealed Article repealed