Motion

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 3:30 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Lord Warner:

Moved by Lord Warner

That the Question be now put.

Photo of Baroness Pitkeathley Baroness Pitkeathley Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

My Lords, 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 should not accept it save in circumstances where it is felt to be the only means of ensuring the proper conduct of business in the House. Further, if the 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 closure?

Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour

I do.

Ayes 229, Noes 77.

Division number 7 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 227 Members of the House of Lords

No: 75 Members of the House of Lords

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Lord Warner’s Motion agreed.

Ayes 106, Noes 234.

Division number 8 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 104 Members of the House of Lords

No: 232 Members of the House of Lords

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Baroness Noakes’s amendment to the Motion disagreed.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) 4:03 pm, 4th April 2019

My Lords, before we move on to the next amendment, I gently remind your Lordships of the guidance in the Companion that speakers are expected to keep to within 15 minutes.