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Part of 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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Photo of Lord Fowler Lord Fowler Chair, House of Lords Commission, Lord Speaker 1:00 pm, 4th April 2019

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?