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Standing Orders of the House of Commons

Standing Orders of the House of Commons

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S T A N D I N G O R D E R S
OF
 
THE
H O U S E O F C O M M O N S
 
2011
 PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THEHOUSE OF COMMONSLONDON – THE STATIONERY OFFICE£10.00700
PUBLIC BUSINESS
Ordered by
The House of Commons
to be printed 21 December 2010
 
i
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Dates when Standing Orders were passed and amended.................................ixTable showing times of sittings and other events..........................................xixT
HE
S
PEAKER
1.Election of the Speaker: Member presiding...........................................11A.Re-election of former Speaker...............................................................11B.Election of Speaker by secret ballot.......................................................2D
EPUTY
S
PEAKER
 
AND
C
HAIRMEN
2.Deputy Chairmen...................................................................................52A.Election of the Deputy Speakers............................................................63.Deputy Speaker......................................................................................84.Panel of Chairs.......................................................................................9M
EMBERS
(I
NTRODUCTION
 
AND
S
EATING
)5.Affirmation in lieu of oath.....................................................................96.Time for taking the oath.........................................................................97.Seats not to be taken before prayers.....................................................108.Seats secured at prayers........................................................................10S
ITTINGS
 
OF
 
THE
H
OUSE
9.Sittings of the House............................................................................1010.Sittings in Westminster Hall................................................................1211.Friday sittings.......................................................................................1412.House not to sit on certain Fridays.......................................................1613.Earlier meeting of House in certain circumstances..............................16A
RRANGEMENT
 
AND
T
IMING
 
OF
P
UBLIC
 
AND
P
RIVATE
B
USINESS
14.Arrangement of public business...........................................................1715.Exempted business...............................................................................2116.Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents..............2417.Delegated legislation (negative procedure)..........................................2418.Consideration of draft legislative reform orders..................................2619.New writs.............................................................................................2720.Time for taking private business..........................................................27

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