UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
16 November 1971 Made

The House shall not be counted at any time.

If at any time it shall appear, on a division, that forty Members are not present, the business under consideration shall stand over until the next sitting of the House and the next business shall be taken.

30 March 1983 Amended

If it should appear that fewer than forty Members (including the occupant of the chair and the tellers) have taken part in a division, the business under consideration shall stand over until the next sitting of the House and the next business shall be taken.

The House shall not be counted at any time.