UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
14 April 1842 Made

That every such Petition not containing matter in breach of the Privileges of this House, and which, according to the Rules or usual Practice of this House, can be received, be brought to the Table by the direction of The Speaker, who shall not allow any Debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such Petition; but it may be read by the Clerk at the Table, if required.

07 March 1888 Amended

That every such Petition not containing matter in breach of the Privileges of this House, and which, according to the Rules or usual Practice of this House, can be received, be brought to the Table by the direction of The Speaker, who shall not allow any Debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to such Petition; but it may be read by the Clerk at the Table, if required.

01 December 1902 Amended

Every such petition not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this house, and which, according to the rules or usual practice of this house, can be received, shall be brought to the table by the direction of the speaker, who shall not allow any debate, or any member to speak upon, or in relation to such petition; but it may be read by the clerk at the table, if required.

14 November 1933 Amended

Every such petition not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which, according to the rules or usual practice of this House, can be received, shall be brought to the table by the direction of Mr. Speaker, who shall not allow any debate, or any member to speak upon, or in relation to such petition; but it may be read by the clerk at the table, if required.

28 July 1948 Amended

Every such petition not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which, according to the rules or usual practice of this House, can be received, shall be brought to the table by the direction of Mr. Speaker, who shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to such petition; but it may be read by the clerk if required.

06 December 1951 Amended

Every such petition not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which, according to the rules or usual practice of this House, can be received, shall be brought to the Table by the direction of Mr. Speaker, who shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

04 April 1974 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 99 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which, according to the rules or usual practice of this House, can be received, shall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays be brought to the Table after a member of the Government shall have signified his intention to move, That this House do now adjourn, for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, or after a Minister of the Crown shall have signified his intention to move, pursuant to Standing Order No. 2 (Sittings of the House (Suspended sittings)), That the proceedings of this day's sitting be suspended, and proceedings under this order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock, and Mr. Speaker, shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

24 February 1976 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 99 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which, according to the rules or usual practice of this House, can be received, shall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays be brought to the Table after a member of the Government shall have signified his intention to move, That this House do now adjourn, for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, or after a Minister of the Crown shall have signified his intention to move, pursuant to Standing Order No. 2 (Sittings of the House (Suspended sittings)), That the proceedings of this day's sitting be suspended, and proceedings under this order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock, and Mr. Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

30 March 1983 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 119 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which, according to the rules or usual practice of this House, can be received, shall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays be brought to the Table after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move, That this House do now adjourn, for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, or after a Minister of the Crown shall have signified his intention to move, pursuant to Standing Order No. 2 (Sittings of the House (Suspended sittings)), That the proceedings of this day's sitting be suspended, and proceedings under this order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock, and Mr. Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

12 November 1986 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 132 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which, according to the rules or usual practice of this House, can be received, shall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays be brought to the Table after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move, 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, or after a Minister of the Crown shall have signified his intention to move, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings of the House (Suspended sittings)), 'That the proceedings of this day's sitting be suspended', and proceedings under this order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock, and Mr. Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

21 February 1990 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 132 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which according to the rules or usual practice of this House can be received, shall be brought to the Table-

(a) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, or after a Minister of the Crown shall have signified his intention to move, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings of the House (suspending sittings)) 'That the proceedings of this day's sitting be suspended', and

(b) on Fridays, at the commencement of public business, provided that petitions remaining to be presented at ten o'clock on a Friday on which private Members' bills or Motions have precedence under Standing Order No. 13 (Arrangement of public business) shall stand over and may be brought to the Table after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion.

Proceedings under paragraph (1)(a) and (1)(b) of this Order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock or at half past two o'clock respectively.

Mr Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

08 November 1991 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 132 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which according to the rules or usual practice of this House can be received, shall be brought to the Table-

(a) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, or after a Minister of the Crown shall have signified his intention to move, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings of the House (suspending sittings)) 'That the proceedings of this day's sitting be suspended', and

(b) on Fridays, at the commencement of public business, provided that petitions remaining to be presented at ten o'clock on a Friday on which private Members' bills or motions have precedence under Standing Order No. 13 (Arrangement of public business) shall stand over and may be brought to the Table after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion.

Proceedings under paragraph (1)(a) and (1)(b) of this order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock or at half past two o'clock respectively.

Mr Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

24 November 1994 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 132 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which according to the rules or usual practice of this House can be received, shall be brought to the Table-

(a) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, or after a Minister of the Crown shall have signified his intention to move, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings of the House (suspending sittings)) 'That the proceedings of this day's sitting be suspended', and

(b) on Fridays, at the commencement of public business, provided that petitions remaining to be presented at ten o'clock on a Friday on which private Members' bills or motions have precedence under Standing Order No. 13 (Arrangement of public business) shall stand over and may be brought to the Table after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion.

Proceedings under paragraph (1)(a) and (1)(b) of this order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock or at half past two o'clock respectively.

The Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

02 November 1995 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 132 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which according to the rules or usual practice of this House can be received, shall be brought to the Table-

(a) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, and

(b) on Fridays, at the commencement of public business, provided that petitions remaining to be presented at ten o'clock on a Friday on which private Members' bills have precedence under Standing Order No. 13 (Arrangement of public business) shall stand over and may be brought to the Table after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion.

Proceedings under paragraph (1)(a) and (1)(b) of this order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock or at half past two o'clock respectively.

The Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

20 March 1997 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 153 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which according to the rules or usual practice of this House can be received, shall be brought to the Table-

(a) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, and

(b) on Fridays, at the commencement of public business, provided that petitions remaining to be presented at ten o'clock on a Friday on which private Members' bills have precedence under Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) shall stand over and may be brought to the Table after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion.

Proceedings under paragraph (1)(a) and (1)(b) of this order shall not be interrupted at ten o'clock or at half past two o'clock respectively.

The Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

29 October 2002 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 153 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which according to the rules or usual practice of this House can be received, shall be brought to the Table-

(a) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion, and

(b) on Fridays, at the commencement of public business, provided that petitions remaining to be presented at ten o'clock on a Friday on which private Members' bills have precedence under Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) shall stand over and may be brought to the Table after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion.

Proceedings under paragraph (1)(a) and (1)(b) of this order shall not be interrupted at the moment of interruption.

The Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.

25 October 2007 Amended

Every petition presented under Standing Order No. 153 (Presentation of petitions) not containing matter in breach of the privileges of this House, and which according to the rules or usual practice of this House can be received, shall be presented after a member of the government shall have signified his intention to move 'That this House do now adjourn', for the purpose of bringing the sitting to a conclusion.

Proceedings under paragraph (1) of this order shall not be interrupted at the moment of interruption.

The Speaker shall not allow any debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such petition; but it may be read by the Clerk if required.