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Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 12:15 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Lord Pannick:

Moved by Lord Pannick

That the Question be now put.

Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

My Lords, I am instructed by the House to say that the Motion “That the Question be now put” is considered a most exceptional procedure, and that the House must not accept it save in circumstances where it is felt to be the only means of ensuring the proper conduct of the business of the House. Further, if the Member who seeks to move it persists in his intention, the practice of the House is that the Motion be put without debate.

Photo of Lord Pannick Lord Pannick Crossbench

I wish to move the Motion.

Noble Lords:

Which Question?

Photo of Lord True Lord True Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee

My Lords, we must vote on the closure Motion that the noble Lord has moved, stopping a number of people who wish to address an important point in so far as the procedure of this House is concerned. If I can be helpful to the noble Lord, the procedure is that we now vote on that, if he would like to move for closure.

Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

My Lords, there is no debate on this. The Question is that the Question be now put.

Ayes 244, Noes 119.

Division number 1 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 242 Members of the House of Lords

No: 117 Members of the House of Lords

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Lord Pannick’s Motion agreed.

Ayes 94, Noes 254.

Division number 2 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 92 Members of the House of Lords

No: 252 Members of the House of Lords

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Lord Forsyth’s Motion disagreed.