UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
25 June 1852 Made

That, when any Letter or Packet directed to this House shall come to Mr. Speaker, he do open the same; and acquaint the House, at their next sitting, with the contents thereof, if proper to be communicated to this House.

01 December 1902 Amended

When any letter or packet directed to this house shall come to Mr. Speaker, he shall open the same; and acquaint the house, at their next sitting, with the contents thereof, if proper to be communicated to this house.

14 November 1933 Amended

When any letter or packet directed to this House shall come to Mr. Speaker, he shall open the same; and acquaint the House, at its next sitting, with the contents thereof, if proper to be communicated to this House.

24 November 1994 Amended

When any letter or packet directed to this House shall come to the Speaker, she shall open the same; and acquaint the House, at its next sitting, with the contents thereof, if proper to be communicated to this House.

20 March 1997 Repealed Article repealed