Amendments to be intelligible

20.38Every amendment proposed to be made, either to a question or to a proposed amendment, should be so framed that, if agreed to by the House, the question or amendment, as amended, would be intelligible and internally consistent.1


  1. 1. For discussion of cases where the decision on an amendment leaves the original question ‘mutilated’, see Erskine May (17th edn, 1964), p 416.