Business of the House Lord Ashton of Hyde, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), moved that Standing Order 40(4) and (5) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Thursday 31 October so far as it is necessary to enable notices and orders relating to Public Bills and Affirmative Instruments to have precedence over other notices and orders that day; and that, in the event of the Northern Ireland Budget Bill being brought from the House of Commons and read a first time, Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow that Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. Then Lord Hain moved, as a manuscript amendment to the motion, to leave out the words “to be taken through its remaining stages that day” and replace with the words “and the Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] to be both taken through their remaining stages that day”. After debate, the amendment was agreed to. Then the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.
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