Motion

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 2:30 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock:

Moved by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

That the Question be now put.

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 to be 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 is put without debate. Does the noble Lord still wish to move the Motion?

Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour

I do persist.

Ayes 249, Noes 97.

Division number 5 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 247 Members of the House of Lords

No: 95 Members of the House of Lords

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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock’s Motion agreed.

Ayes 122, Noes 248.

Division number 6 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 120 Members of the House of Lords

No: 246 Members of the House of Lords

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Lord True’s amendment to the Motion disagreed.