UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
08 March 1971 Made

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 standing committees may be appointed.

The first Scottish Standing 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.

The second Scottish Standing 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.

24 November 1971 Amended

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 standing committees may be appointed.

30 March 1983 Amended

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 standing committees may be appointed.

Government bills shall have precedence in one such standing committee.

24 November 1994 Amended

For the consideration of bills certified by the Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland and committed to a standing committee or bills committed to a Scottish Standing Committee not more than two standing committees may be appointed.

Government bills shall have precedence in one such standing committee.

01 November 2006 Repealed Article repealed