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Standing Orders (Public Business) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:
In Standing Order 9(6), leave out “Committee for Privileges” and insert “Committee for Procedure and Privileges”
In Standing Order 12(2) and 12(3), leave out “Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “Conduct Committee”
In Standing Order 19(5), leave out “Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “Procedure and Privileges Committee”
In Standing Order 40(3), leave out from “and to the Chairman of Committees’ Business” to the end of the paragraph and insert “to the Chairman of Committees’ Business, and to the business of the Conduct, Finance and Services Committees shall have priority over other Public Business if the mover so desires.”
In Standing Order 64:
(1) after “Communications Committee” insert “Conduct Committee”;
(2) leave out “Committee for Privileges and Conduct”;
(3) leave out “Procedure Committee” and insert “Procedure and Privileges Committee”
Leave out Standing Order 77 and insert the following new Standing Order:
“77A Committees for peerage claims
The House may refer a peerage claim to a committee for determination. In such a case, the Chairman of Committees must table a motion to appoint a committee to consider the peerage claim and report to the House. Four members of the House shall be named of the committee, which shall sit with three holders of high judicial office who shall have the same speaking and voting rights as the members of the committee.”
In Standing Order 78, leave out “the Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “a committee to hear the claim”
In Standing Order 80(3), leave out “the Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “a committee for peerage claims”
In Standing Order 81, leave out “the Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “a committee for the claim”
The motion was agreed to.

Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 16:07

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Standing Orders (Public Business) The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) moved that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:
In Standing Order 9(6), leave out “Committee for Privileges” and insert “Committee for Procedure and Privileges”
In Standing Order 12(2) and 12(3), leave out “Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “Conduct Committee”
In Standing Order 19(5), leave out “Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “Procedure and Privileges Committee”
In Standing Order 40(3), leave out from “and to the Chairman of Committees’ Business” to the end of the paragraph and insert “to the Chairman of Committees’ Business, and to the business of the Conduct, Finance and Services Committees shall have priority over other Public Business if the mover so desires.”
In Standing Order 64:
(1) after “Communications Committee” insert “Conduct Committee”;
(2) leave out “Committee for Privileges and Conduct”;
(3) leave out “Procedure Committee” and insert “Procedure and Privileges Committee”
Leave out Standing Order 77 and insert the following new Standing Order:
“77A Committees for peerage claims
The House may refer a peerage claim to a committee for determination. In such a case, the Chairman of Committees must table a motion to appoint a committee to consider the peerage claim and report to the House. Four members of the House shall be named of the committee, which shall sit with three holders of high judicial office who shall have the same speaking and voting rights as the members of the committee.”
In Standing Order 78, leave out “the Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “a committee to hear the claim”
In Standing Order 80(3), leave out “the Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “a committee for peerage claims”
In Standing Order 81, leave out “the Committee for Privileges and Conduct” and insert “a committee for the claim”
The motion was agreed to.
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