Requirements on Chair to put the question

20.44There are a number of methods of curtailing or avoiding debate which have become part of the general practice and procedure of the House, providing for questions to be put forthwith, or after or at a certain time. A number are set out in various standing orders or other practices, including the rules relating to the ‘closure’ of debates; these are discussed below. Debate overall can also be limited by the rules relating to selection of amendments (see para 20.33 ).1


  1. 1. For the rules relating to restriction of speaking time for individual Members' speeches, see Chapter 21.