UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
24 October 1968 Made

There shall be a Standing Committee to be known as the Welsh Grand Committee to consider such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales and Monmouthshire as may be referred to them and to consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales and Monmouthshire, together with not more than Five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, who shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by them and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A Motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of Public Business, to be decided without amendment or debate, to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales and Monmouthshire be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for their consideration.

If such a Motion be agreed to, the Welsh Grand Committee shall consider the matter or matters to them referred and shall report only that they have considered the said matter or matters.

08 March 1971 Amended

There shall be a standing committee to be called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consider such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales and Monmouthshire as may be referred to them and shall consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales and Monmouthshire, together with not more than Five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, who shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by them and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales and Monmouthshire be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for their consideration, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

If such a motion be agreed to, the Committee shall consider the matter or matters to them referred and shall report only that they have considered the said matter or matters.

04 April 1974 Amended

There shall be a standing committee to be called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consider such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to them and shall consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales, together with not more than Five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, who shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by them and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for their consideration, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

If such a motion be agreed to, the Committee shall consider the matter or matters to them referred and shall report only that they have considered the said matter or matters.

15 November 1974 Amended

There shall be a standing committee to be called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consider-

(a) bills referred to them; and

(b) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to them

and shall consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales, together with not more than five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, who shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by them and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A Motion, of which not less than ten days' notice has been given, may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business, that a public bill be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee, and the question thereupon shall be put forthwith; and if, on the question being put, at least twenty Members rise in their places and signify their objection thereto, Mr Speaker shall declare that the noes have it:

Provided that no such notice shall be given until the bill has been printed and delivered to the Vote Office.

The Committee shall report to the House either that they recommend that the bill ought to be read a second time or that they recommend that the bill ought not to be read a second time, and in the latter case they shall have power to state their reasons for so recommending.

Upon a motion being made for the second reading of a bill reported from the Committee, the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for their consideration, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

If such a motion be agreed to, the Committee shall consider the matter or matters to them referred and shall report only that they have considered the said matter or matters.

24 February 1976 Amended

There shall be a standing committee to be called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consider-

(a) bills referred to them; and

(b) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to them

and shall consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales, together with not more than five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, who shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by them and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A Motion, of which not less than ten days' notice has been given, may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business, that a public bill be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee, and the question thereupon shall be put forthwith; and if, on the question being put, at least twenty Members rise in their places and signify their objection thereto, Mr. Speaker shall declare that the noes have it:

Provided that no such notice shall be given until the bill has been printed and delivered to the Vote Office.

The Committee shall report to the House either that they recommend that the bill ought to be read a second time or that they recommend that the bill ought not to be read a second time, and in the latter case they shall have power to state their reasons for so recommending.

Upon a motion being made for the second reading of a bill reported from the Committee, the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for their consideration, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

If such a motion be agreed to, the Committee shall consider the matter or matters to them referred and shall report only that they have considered the said matter or matters.

25 June 1979 Amended

There shall be a standing committee to be called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consider-

(a) bills referred to them; and

(b) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to them

and shall consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales, together with not more than five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, who shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by them and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A motion, of which not less than ten days' notice has been given, may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business, that a public bill be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee, and the question thereupon shall be put forthwith; and if, on the question being put, at least twenty Members rise in their places and signify their objection thereto, Mr. Speaker shall declare that the noes have it:

Provided that no such notice shall be given until the bill has been printed and delivered to the Vote Office.

The Committee shall report to the House either that they recommend that the bill ought to be read a second time or that they recommend that the bill ought not to be read a second time, and in the latter case they shall have power to state their reasons for so recommending.

Upon a motion being made for the second reading of a bill reported from the Committee, the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for their consideration, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

If such a motion be agreed to, the Committee shall consider the matter or matters to them referred and shall report only that they have considered the said matter or matters.

30 March 1983 Amended

There shall be a standing committee to be called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consider-

(a) bills referred to it; and

(b) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to it

and shall consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales, together with not more than five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, which shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by it and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A motion, of which at least ten days' notice has been given, may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business, that a public bill be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee, and the question thereupon shall be put forthwith; and if, on the question being put, not fewer than twenty Members rise in their places and signify their objection thereto, Mr. Speaker shall declare that the noes have it:

Provided that no such notice shall be given until the bill has been printed and delivered to the Vote Office.

The Committee shall report to the House either that it recommends that the bill ought to be read a second time or that it recommends that the bill ought not to be read a second time, and in the latter case it shall have power to state its reasons for so recommending.

Upon a motion being made for the second reading of a bill reported from the Committee, the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

If such a motion be agreed to, the Committee shall consider the matter or matters to it referred and shall report only that it has considered the said matter or matters.

12 November 1986 Amended

There shall be a standing committee to be called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consider-

(a) bills referred to it; and

(b) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to it;

and shall consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales, together with not more than five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, which shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by it and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A motion, of which at least ten days' notice has been given, may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business, that a public bill be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee, and the question thereupon shall be put forthwith; and if, on the question being put, not fewer than twenty Members rise in their places and signify their objection thereto, Mr. Speaker shall declare that the noes have it:

Provided that no such notice shall be given until the bill has been printed and delivered to the Vote Office.

The Committee shall report to the House either that it recommends that the bill ought to be read a second time or that it recommends that the bill ought not to be read a second time, and in the latter case it shall have power to state its reasons for so recommending.

Upon a motion being made for the second reading of a bill reported from the Committee, the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

If such a motion be agreed to, the Committee shall consider the matter or matters to it referred and shall report only that it has considered the said matter or matters.

24 November 1994 Amended

There shall be a standing committee to be called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consider-

(a) bills referred to it; and

(b) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to it;

and shall consist of all Members sitting for constituencies in Wales, together with not more than five other Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, which shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by it and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

A motion, of which at least ten days' notice has been given, may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business, that a public bill be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee, and the question thereupon shall be put forthwith; and if, on the question being put, not fewer than twenty Members rise in their places and signify their objection thereto, the Speaker shall declare that the noes have it:

Provided that no such notice shall be given until the bill has been printed and delivered to the Vote Office.

The Committee shall report to the House either that it recommends that the bill ought to be read a second time or that it recommends that the bill ought not to be read a second time, and in the latter case it shall have power to state its reasons for so recommending.

Upon a motion being made for the second reading of a bill reported from the Committee, the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown at the commencement of public business to the effect that a specified matter or matters relating exclusively to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration, and the question thereon shall be put forthwith.

If such a motion be agreed to, the Committee shall consider the matter or matters to it referred and shall report only that it has considered the said matter or matters.

11 March 1996 Amended

There shall be a standing committee called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consist of all Members representing Welsh constituencies, together with not more than five other Members nominated by the Committee of Selection, which shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by it and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

The quorum of the committee shall be seven, subject to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 98G (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)).

The business of the committee shall include-

(a) questions tabled in accordance with Standing Order No. 98B (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer));

(b) short debates held in accordance with Standing Order No. 98C (Welsh Grand Committee (short debates));

(c) ministerial statements proceeded with under Standing Order No. 98D (Welsh Grand Committee (ministerial statements));

(d) bills referred to it in accordance with Standing Order No. 98E (Welsh Grand Committee (bills));

(e) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to it in accordance with Standing Order No. 98F (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)); and

(f) motions for the adjournment of the committee, made under paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 98G (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)).

Any Minister of the Crown, being a Member of the House, though not a member of the committee, may take part in the deliberations of the committee and may make a motion, but shall not vote or be counted in the quorum.

20 March 1997 Amended

There shall be a standing committee called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consist of all Members representing Welsh constituencies, together with not more than five other Members nominated by the Committee of Selection, which shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by it and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

The quorum of the committee shall be seven, subject to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)).

The business of the committee shall include-

(a) questions tabled in accordance with Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer));

(b) short debates held in accordance with Standing Order No. 104 (Welsh Grand Committee (short debates));

(c) ministerial statements proceeded with under Standing Order No. 105 (Welsh Grand Committee (ministerial statements));

(d) bills referred to it in accordance with Standing Order No. 106 (Welsh Grand Committee (bills));

(e) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to it in accordance with Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)); and

(f) motions for the adjournment of the committee, made under paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)).

Any Minister of the Crown, being a Member of the House, though not a member of the committee, may take part in the deliberations of the committee and may make a motion, but shall not vote or be counted in the quorum.

01 November 2006 Amended

There shall be a general committee called the Welsh Grand Committee, which shall consist of all Members representing Welsh constituencies, together with not more than five other Members nominated by the Committee of Selection, which shall have power from time to time to discharge the Members so nominated by it and to appoint others in substitution for those discharged.

The quorum of the committee shall be seven, subject to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)).

The business of the committee shall include-

(a) questions tabled in accordance with Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer));

(b) short debates held in accordance with Standing Order No. 104 (Welsh Grand Committee (short debates));

(c) ministerial statements proceeded with under Standing Order No. 105 (Welsh Grand Committee (ministerial statements));

(d) bills referred to it in accordance with Standing Order No. 106 (Welsh Grand Committee (bills));

(e) such specified matters relating exclusively to Wales as may be referred to it in accordance with Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)); and

(f) motions for the adjournment of the committee, made under paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)).

Any Minister of the Crown, being a Member of the House, though not a member of the committee, may take part in the deliberations of the committee and may make a motion, but shall not vote or be counted in the quorum.