UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
14 November 1967 Made

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, that the amendment be made, except that, when to the question that a bill be now read a second time or the third time an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, that the word 'now' stand part of the question.

08 March 1971 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that, when to the question 'That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'.

31 October 1979 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question ' That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question', and

(2) on a day allocated to the business of supply under Standing Order No. 18 (Business of supply), where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert others, the Question shall be, "That the original words stand part of the Question," and, if that Question be passed in the negative, the Question, "That the proposed words be there added" shall be put forthwith'.

30 October 1980 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question ' That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'; and

(2) on a day allotted to the business of supply under Standing Order No. 18 (Business of supply),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the Question shall be, "That the original words stand part of the Question," and, if that Question be passed in the negative, the Question, "That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)" shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion Mr. Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

19 July 1982 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question ' That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the nineteen days at the disposal of the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition allotted under Standing Order No. 6 (Precedence of government business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the Question shall be, "That the original words stand part of the Question," and, if that Question be passed in the negative, the Question, "That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)" shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion Mr. Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

30 March 1983 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question ' That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the nineteen days at the disposal of the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition allotted under Standing Order No. 6 (Arrangement of public business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the Question shall be, "That the original words stand part of the Question," and, if that Question be passed in the negative, the Question, "That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)" shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion Mr. Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

23 May 1985 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question ' That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the twenty days allotted under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 6 (Arrangement of public business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the Question shall be, "That the original words stand part of the Question," and, if that Question be passed in the negative, the Question, "That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)" shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion Mr. Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

12 November 1986 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question ' That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the twenty days allotted under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 13 (Arrangement of public business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the question shall be, 'That the original words stand part of the question,' and, if that question be passed in the negative, the question 'That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)' shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion Mr. Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

26 May 1989 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question 'That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the twenty days allotted under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 13 (Arrangement of public business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the question shall be, 'That the original words stand part of the question', and, if that question be passed in the negative, the question 'That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)' shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion Mr. Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

24 November 1994 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question 'That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the twenty days allotted under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 13 (Arrangement of public business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the question shall be, 'That the original words stand part of the question', and, if that question be passed in the negative, the question 'That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)' shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion the Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

07 November 1995 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question 'That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word 'now' stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the twenty days allotted under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 13 (Arrangement of public business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the question shall be, 'That the original words stand part of the question', and, if that question be passed in the negative, the question 'That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)' shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion the Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

20 March 1997 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question 'That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word 'now' stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the twenty days allotted under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the question shall be, 'That the original words stand part of the question', and, if that question be passed in the negative, the question 'That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)' shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion the Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.

05 July 2001 Amended

When an amendment has been moved, the question to be proposed thereon shall be, 'That the amendment be made', except that-

(1) when to the question 'That a bill be now read a second time (or the third time)' an amendment has been moved to leave out the word 'now', the question shall be, 'That the word "now" stand part of the question'; and

(2) on the twenty days allotted under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business),

(a) where to any substantive motion an amendment has been moved by a Minister of the Crown to leave out a word or words and insert (or add) others, the question shall be, 'That the original words stand part of the question', and, if that question be passed in the negative, the question 'That the proposed words be there inserted (or added)' shall be put forthwith;

(b) if such amendment involves leaving out all the effective words of the motion the Speaker shall, after the amendment has been disposed of, forthwith declare the main question (as amended or not as the case may be) to be agreed to.