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Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 1:00 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Lord Warner:

Moved by Lord Warner

That the Question be now put.

Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour

My Lords, I think the mood of the House is that we should move as expeditiously as possible through these amendments to the Motion, so that we can consider the substance of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill as quickly as possible. I therefore urge the House that the Question now be put on this particular Motion.

Photo of Lord Fowler Lord Fowler Chair, House of Lords Commission, Lord Speaker

I am instructed by order of the House to say that the Motion “That the Question be now put” is considered a most exceptional procedure and the House will 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 a Member who seeks to move it persists in his intention, the practice of the House is that the Question on the Motion be put without debate. Does the noble Lord still wish to move this closure?

Photo of Lord Lilley Lord Lilley Conservative

My Lords, on a point of order—

Photo of Lord Fowler Lord Fowler Chair, House of Lords Commission, Lord Speaker

With great respect, I must remind the noble Lord that he is not in the House of Commons. We do not have points of order in this House.

Ayes 227, Noes 111.

Division number 3 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 225 Members of the House of Lords

No: 109 Members of the House of Lords

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Motion that the Question now be put agreed.

Ayes 123, Noes 251.

Division number 4 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 121 Members of the House of Lords

No: 249 Members of the House of Lords

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Lord Forsyth’s amendment to the Motion disagreed.