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Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders

– in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 24th March 2020.

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Earl Howe:

Moved by Earl Howe

That, in the event of the Contingencies Fund Bill being brought from the House of Commons, Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Wednesday 25 March to allow the Bill to be taken through all its stages that day.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend the Lord Privy Seal, I beg to move the Motion standing in her name on the Order Paper. This Motion will allow us to take all stages of the emergency Contingencies Fund Bill tomorrow. Like the Coronavirus Bill, it is an essential part of the legislative response to Covid-19.

Motion agreed.

Sitting suspended.