UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
25 June 1852 Made

That whenever the House shall sit, for despatch of business, at Twelve o'clock on any day, except Wednesday and Saturday, if such business be disposed of not later than Three o'clock, The House will resume its sitting at Five o'clock; and if such business be disposed of after Three o'clock and before Four o'clock, The House will resume its sitting at Six o'clock.

05 August 1853 Amended

That whenever the House shall sit, for despatch of business, at Twelve o'clock on any day, except Wednesday and Saturday, or at any later hour, unless The House shall otherwise order, if such business be disposed of not later than Three o'clock, The House will resume its sitting at Five o'clock; and if such business be disposed of after Three o'clock and before Four o'clock, The House will resume its sitting at Six o'clock.

19 July 1854 Amended

That whenever the House shall meet, for despatch of business, before Two o'clock, except Wednesday and Saturday, unless The House shall otherwise order, The House will resume its sitting at Six o'clock; and when business has not been disposed of at Ten minutes before Four o'clock, unless The House shall otherwise order, Mr. Speaker shall adjourn the Debate on any business then under discussion, or the Chairman shall report Progress, as the case may be, and no opposed business shall then be proceeded with.

07 March 1888 Amended

That on such days, if the business be not sooner disposed of, the House will suspend its sitting at Seven o'clock; and at Ten minutes before Seven o'clock, unless the House shall otherwise order, Mr. Speaker shall adjourn the Debate on any business then under discussion, or the Chairman shall report Progress, as the case may be; and no opposed business shall then be proceeded with.

01 December 1902 Repealed Article repealed