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Companion to the Standing Orders
and guide to the Proceedings of the House of Lords

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 19 February 2007.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference


CHAPTER 1: THE HOUSE AND ITS MEMBERSHIP


CHAPTER 2: THE CROWN AND PARLIAMENTARY SESSIONS


CHAPTER 3: SITTINGS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE


CHAPTER 4: CONDUCT IN THE HOUSE


SUB JUDICE


INTERESTS


MINISTERIAL ACCOUNTABILITY


CHAPTER 5: STATEMENTS, QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS


STATEMENTS


WORDING OF QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS


QUESTIONS


MOTIONS


CHAPTER 6: DIVISIONS


CHAPTER 7: PUBLIC BILLS


SECOND READING


COMMITMENT


AMENDMENTS


PROCEEDINGS IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


PROCEEDINGS IN GRAND COMMITTEE


OTHER COMMITTEE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC BILLS


REPORT STAGE


THIRD READING AND PASSING


PROCEEDINGS ON BILLS RETURNED FROM THE COMMONS


LORDS AMENDMENTS TO COMMONS BILLS


LORDS AMENDMENTS AND COMMONS FINANCIAL PRIVILEGE


CONSENT OF THE CROWN


ROYAL ASSENT


PROCEDURES WHICH APPLY ONLY TO CERTAIN TYPES OF BILL


MEASURES


ENDORSEMENTS


CHAPTER 8: PRIVATE LEGISLATION


1: PRIVATE BILLS


2: PROVISIONAL ORDER CONFIRMATION BILLS


3: SCOTTISH PRIVATE LEGISLATION


4: TRANSPORT AND WORKS ACT 1992


CHAPTER 9: DELEGATED LEGISLATION


OTHER TYPES OF DELEGATED LEGISLATION


CHAPTER 10: SELECT COMMITTEES


SESSIONAL COMMITTEES


INTERNATIONAL DELEGATIONS


CHAPTER 11: JUDICIAL BUSINESS


CHAPTER 12: PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGE AND RELATED MATTERS


HUMAN RIGHTS


PARLIAMENTARY COPYRIGHT


BROADCASTING


DATA PROTECTION


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION



APPENDIX A: CODE OF CONDUCT


APPENDIX B: DIVISIONS: INSTRUCTIONS TO TELLERS


APPENDIX C: RULES FOR THE CONDUCT OF BALLOTED DEBATES


APPENDIX D: RULES FOR THE ADMISSION OF VISITORS


APPENDIX E: ROYAL COMMISSIONS


APPENDIX F: OPENING OF A NEW PARLIAMENT AND ELECTION OF COMMONS SPEAKER


APPENDIX G: THE QUEEN'S SPEECH


APPENDIX H: ROYAL ASSENT BY COMMISSION


APPENDIX J: PROROGATION BY COMMISSION


APPENDIX K: PRAYERS FOR THE PARLIAMENT


APPENDIX L: INTRODUCTIONS


APPENDIX M: SCRUTINY RESERVE RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE WORK OF THE EUROPEAN UNION COMMITTEE


INDEX




ABBREVIATIONS
    
Erskine May  Parliamentary Practice, 23rd edition, 2004
GOGeneral Order (see paragraph 8.71)
HL Deb.House of Lords Official Report (Hansard)
LJHouse of Lords Journals
PBSOPrivate Business Standing Order
SOPublic Business Standing Order







 
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