UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
28 July 1948 Made

The chairman of each standing committee shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker from a chairmen's panel consisting of the chairman of ways and means, the deputy chairman, and the members appointed by Mr. Speaker in pursuance of paragraph (4) of standing order no. 96 (Deputy Speaker and chairmen) to act as temporary chairmen of committees of the whole House.

Mr. Speaker may change the chairman so appointed from time to time.

The chairmen's panel, of whom three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report their opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour: Provided that paragraph (5) of standing order no. 57 (Standing committees (constitution and powers)) shall not apply to proceedings in a standing committee while such member is in the chair.

06 December 1951 Amended

The chairman of each standing committee shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker from a Chairmen's Panel consisting of the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Deputy Chairman, and the Members appointed by Mr. Speaker in pursuance of paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 96 (Deputy Speaker and chairmen) to act as temporary chairmen of committees of the whole House.

Mr. Speaker may change the chairman so appointed from time to time.

The Chairmen's Panel, of whom three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report their opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour: Provided that paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 57 (Standing committees (constitution and powers)) shall not apply to proceedings in a standing committee while such member is in the chair.

01 August 1963 Amended

The chairman of each standing committee shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker from a Chairmen's Panel consisting of the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Deputy Chairman, and the Members appointed by Mr. Speaker in pursuance of paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 101 (Deputy Speaker and chairmen) to act as temporary chairmen of committees of the whole House.

Mr. Speaker may change the chairman so appointed from time to time.

The Chairmen's Panel, of whom three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report their opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour: Provided that such member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a standing committee by paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 59 (Standing committees (Constitution and powers)).

14 December 1967 Amended

The chairman or chairmen of each standing committee shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker from a Chairmen's Panel consisting of the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Deputy Chairman, and the Members appointed by Mr. Speaker in pursuance of paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 101 (Deputy Speaker and chairmen) to act as temporary chairmen of committees of the whole House.

Mr. Speaker may change the chairmen so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chairman is appointed to a standing committee pursuant to paragraph (1) of this order, any of the chairmen so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 59 (Standing committees (constitution and powers)).

The Chairmen's Panel, of whom three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report their opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour: Provided that such member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a standing committee by paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 59 (Standing committees (constitution and powers)).

08 March 1971 Amended

The chairman or chairmen of each standing committee shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker from the Chairmen's Panel.

Mr. Speaker may change the chairmen so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chairman is appointed to a standing committee any of the chairmen so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 65 (Procedure in standing committees).

The Chairmen's Panel, of whom three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report their opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour: Provided that such member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a standing committee by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 65 (Procedure in standing committees).

24 February 1976 Amended

The chairman or chairmen of each standing committee shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker from the Chairmen's Panel.

Mr. Speaker may change the chairmen so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chairman is appointed to a standing committee any of the chairmen so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 65 (Procedure in standing committees).

The Chairmen's Panel, of whom three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report their opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any Member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour: Provided that such Member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a standing committee by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 65 (Procedure in standing committees).

30 March 1983 Amended

The chairman or chairmen of each standing committee shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker from the Chairmen's Panel.

Mr. Speaker may change the chairmen so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chairman is appointed to a standing committee any of the chairmen so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 68 (Procedure in standing committees).

The Chairmen's Panel, of whom three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report their opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any Member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour on any one occasion: Provided that such Member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a standing committee by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 68 (Procedure in standing committees).

12 November 1986 Amended

The chairman or chairmen of each standing committee shall be appointed by Mr. Speaker from the Chairmen's Panel.

Mr. Speaker may change the chairmen so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chairman is appointed to a standing committee any of the chairmen so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in standing committees).

The Chairmen's Panel, of which three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report its opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any Member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour on any one occasion: Provided that such Member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a standing committee by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in standing committees).

24 November 1994 Amended

The chairman or chairmen of each standing committee shall be appointed by the Speaker from the Chairmen's Panel.

The Speaker may change the chairmen so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chairman is appointed to a standing committee any of the chairmen so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in standing committees).

The Chairmen's Panel, of which three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report its opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any Member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour on any one occasion: Provided that such Member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a standing committee by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in standing committees).

11 March 1996 Amended

The chairman or chairmen of each standing committee shall be appointed by the Speaker from the Chairmen's Panel.

The Speaker may change the chairmen so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chairman is appointed to a standing committee any of the chairmen so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in standing committees).

The Chairmen's Panel, of which three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to standing committees and to report its opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any member of a standing committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour on any one occasion: Provided that such member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a standing committee by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in standing committees).

01 November 2006 Amended

The chairman or chairmen of each general committee shall be appointed by the Speaker from the Chairmen's Panel.

The Speaker may change the chairmen so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chairman is appointed to a general committee any of the chairmen so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in general committees).

The Chairmen's Panel, of which three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to general committees and to report its opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any member of a general committee may, at the request of the chairman of the committee, act as chairman for not more than a quarter of an hour on any one occasion: Provided that such member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chairman of a general committee by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in general committees).

04 March 2010 Amended

The chair or chairs of each general committee shall be appointed by the Speaker from the Panel of Chairs.

The Speaker may change the chairs so appointed from time to time.

When more than one chair is appointed to a general committee any of the chairs so appointed may exercise the powers conferred by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in general committees).

The Panel of Chairs, of which three shall be a quorum, shall have power to consider matters of procedure relating to general committees and to report its opinion thereupon to the House from time to time.

Any member of a general committee may, at the request of the chair of the committee, act as chair for not more than a quarter of an hour on any one occasion: Provided that such member shall not exercise the powers conferred on the chair of a general committee by paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 89 (Procedure in general committees).