Standing Orders (Public Business)

Part of Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 4:58 pm on 7th March 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 4:58 pm, 7th March 2017

It would be a matter for certification by the Speaker. As in all other such matters as provided for already under our Standing Orders, the Speaker’s test has to be whether the content of the clause or amendment under discussion is devolved to Scotland—or, for that matter, to another part of the United Kingdom—and then, in addition, whether the subject-matter before the House at that time is the sole province of English, Welsh or Northern Irish Members.