Business of the House — Motion on Standing Orders
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, House of Lords; Labour)
I shall respond to two or three issues that have been raised. In response to the amendment to suspend Standing Order 49, I understand the arguments that the noble Lord has put. However, that has not been customary in recent wash-ups and we have done very well without the suspension of that standing order, so I would personally prefer not to suspend it today.
With regard to the process of the wash-up, as my noble friend Lord Rooker and others have said, it is a tried and tested procedure that has been going on for decades.