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Standing Orders (Estimates)

Orders of the Day — Housing (Scotland) Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 27th February 1986.

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Ordered,That the several Amendments to the Standing Orders relating to Public Business hereinafter stated in the Schedule be made:

ScheduleStanding Order No. 19 (Consideration of estimates):Line 3, at end, insert 'set down under the provisions of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 101 (Liaison Committee); and not more than one day so allotted may be taken in the form of two half clays, not being Fridays.'Line 10, leave out from 'concluded' to end of line 64 and add—'(3) On any such half day—

  1. (a) proceedings on consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto, standing as first business, shall be interrupted at seven o'clock; or
  2. (b) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of this order, consideration of estimates or reports of the Liaison Committee relating thereto may be set down for consideration at seven o'clock and shall be entered upon at that time:
Provided that on days on which business stands over until seven o'clock under the provisions of Standing Order No. 10 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) or has been set down for that hour under the provisions of Standing Order No. 7 (Time for taking private business) proceedings under this sub-paragraph shall not be entered upon until such business has been disposed of, and may then be proceeded with for three hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House).(4) on any day or half day allotted under this order, questions necessary to dispose of proceedings (other than a dilatory motion) on the estimates on which debate has been concluded shall be deferred until the hour prescribed under paragraph (5) of this order.(5) At ten o'clock on an allotted day or half day, or as soon thereafter as proceedings under the proviso to paragraph (3)(b) of this order have been disposed of, Mr. Speaker shall put, successively, any questions deferred under paragraph (4) of this order, and any questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on all other estimates appointed for consideration on that day.'Line 64, at end add new Standing Order (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.):(1) On any day to which the provisions of paragraphs (2), (3) or (4) of this order apply Mr. Speaker shall at ten o'clock put the questions on—
  1. (a) any outstanding vote relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year;
  2. (b) the total amount outstanding in respect of each financial year to be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for the purposes defined in the related votes.
(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) of this order shall apply on a day not later than 6th February, if any of the following total amounts have been put down for consideration:
  1. (a) votes on account for the coming financial year;
  2. (b) supplementary estimates for the current financial year which have been presented at least seven clear days previously.
(3) The provisions of paragraph (1) of this order shall apply on a day not later than 18th March, if any of the following numbers or total amounts have been put down for consideration:
  1. (a) votes relating to numbers for defence services for the coming financial year;
  2. (b) supplementary estimates for the current financial year which have been presented at least seven clear days previously;
  3. (c) excess votes, provided that the Committee of Public Accounts has reported that it sees no objection to the sums necessary being provided by excess vote.

(4) The provisions of paragraph (1) of this order shall apply on a day not later than 5th August, if the total amount of estimates which are still outstanding has been put down for consideration.

(5) At least two days' notice shall be given of the votes which are to be put down for consideration under paragraphs (2), (3) or (4) of this order.

(6) The provisions of this order shall not apply to any vote of credit or votes for supplementary or additional estimates for war expenditure.

Standing Order No. 101 (Liaison Committee):

Line 12, after 'day', insert 'or half day which may be'.—[Mr. Peter Lloyd.]