Instruments subject to cognate procedures

18.27The Government may also provide time for the discussion of Church of England Measures, on the floor of the House. Provision is made in standing orders for them to be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee and treated as if they were statutory instruments. Similarly, the Police Grant and Local Government Finance Reports pursuant to the Local Government Finance Acts are proceeded with under the affirmative procedure even though they are not statutory instruments. The House has additionally regularly ordered that motions for certain statutory appointments should be treated in the same way as an affirmative statutory instrument.1 Standing Order No 17 also provides for its application to documents other than statutory instruments which are dealt with by methods analogous to the annulment procedure.


  1. 1. Votes and Proceedings, 28 February 2017, and 13 March 2017.