Motion

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Lord Strasburger:

Moved by Lord Strasburger

That the Question be now put.

Photo of Lord Strasburger Lord Strasburger Liberal Democrat

I think we have heard enough, have we not? I move that the Question be now put.

Photo of Lord Lexden Lord Lexden Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

My Lords, you are now familiar with these words but I must read them again in accordance with the procedures of the House. 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 closure?

Photo of Lord Strasburger Lord Strasburger Liberal Democrat

Yes.

Ayes 239, Noes 62.

Division number 11 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 237 Members of the House of Lords

No: 60 Members of the House of Lords

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Lord Strasburger’s Motion agreed.

Ayes 61, Noes 238.

Division number 12 Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders — Motion

Aye: 59 Members of the House of Lords

No: 236 Members of the House of Lords

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Lord Robathan’s amendment to the Motion disagreed.