Business of the House Motions

SO 72 (Affirmative Instruments)

  Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that Standing Order 72 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with on Wednesday 27 March to enable a motion to approve a draft affirmative instrument laid before the House under section 20(4) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to be moved on that day whether or not the Joint Committee on Statutory instruments has reported on it. Then Lord True moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from first "that" to the end and to insert "this House declines to consider the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 until a Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on the draft Regulations has been laid before the House, as it is not in accordance with the practice and traditions of the House to consider significant affirmative instruments laid by Her Majesty’s Government without prior consideration by that Committee.” After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.

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Tuesday 26 March 2019
15:06 - 15:51