Motion made, and Question put,
That in the current Parliament the following Order shall have effect:
(1) Subject to the following provisions of this order, a Minister of the Crown may give notice of a motion (a Xcarry-over motion") that proceedings on a public bill not completed before the end of the session shall be resumed in the next session of Parliament; and the Speaker shall put any question necessary to dispose of proceedings on such a motion—
(a) forthwith if the motion is made on the day the bill is read a second time; or
(b) not more than one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion if the motion is made at any other time.
(2) A carry-over motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, after the moment of interruption.
(3) A carry-over motion shall not be made in respect of more than one bill.
(4) A carry-over motion shall not be made in respect of a bill carried over from a previous session of Parliament.
(5) Paragraphs (6) to (9) of this order shall apply to any bill ordered to be carried over to the next session of Parliament in pursuance of a carry-over motion.
(6) If proceedings in Committee on the bill are begun but not completed before the end of the first session, the Chairman shall report the bill to the House as so far amended and the bill shall be ordered to lie upon the Table.
(7) In any other case, proceedings on the bill shall be suspended at the conclusion of the session in which the bill was first introduced.
(8) If a bill is presented in the next session in the same terms as the bill reported to the House under paragraph (6) or as it stood when proceedings were suspended under paragraph (7), the bill shall be read the first and second time without question put, shall be ordered to be printed, and—
(a) in the case of a bill reported from a standing committee under paragraph (6), shall stand committed in respect of those clauses and schedules not ordered to stand part of the bill in the first session, to a standing committee of the same Members as the Members of the standing committee on the bill in the first session;
(b) in the case of a bill reported from a Committee of the whole House under paragraph (6), shall stand committed to a Committee of the whole House in respect of those clauses and schedules not ordered to stand part of the bill in the first session;
(c) in the case of a bill committed to a Standing Committee but on which proceedings on the bill were not begun, shall again stand committed to a Standing Committee
(d) otherwise shall be set down as an order of the day for (as the case may be) committee, consideration, further consideration or third reading.
(9) Notices of amendments, new clauses and new schedules given in respect of parts of a bill not disposed of in the first session shall be reprinted as notices in respect of the bill as presented and proceeded with under paragraph (8).
(10) Proceedings on a bill ordered to be carried over to the next session of Parliament shall lapse on the expiry of the period of twelve months from the date of its first reading in this House and the bill shall be laid aside unless the House shall order, in pursuance of a motion under paragraph (11), that proceedings on the bill be extended for a specified period.
(11) A motion may be made by a Minister of the Crown to extend for a specified period proceedings on a bill which would otherwise lapse under paragraph (10), and any such motion
(a) may contain provisions amending or supplementing a programme order in respect of the bill;
(b) may be proceeded with, though opposed, after the moment of interruption;
and the Speaker shall put any question necessary to dispose of proceedings on any such motion not later than one and a half hours after the commencement of those proceedings.—[Mr. Woolas.]
The House divided: Ayes 365, Noes 147.