Limitations imposed by specific Business of the House motions

20.51Business of the House motions which provide for time limits for particular items of business are frequently moved to meet particular circumstances, often on a day before that on which they are to have effect. For example, where there is to be a debate on several related motions, the House has ordered that if not disposed of by a stated hour, the question is to be put successively on each motion and on any amendments selected to them which may be moved. On other occasions, the House has ordered that questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on a motion be put at a given time, or after the elapse of a given period, or both.1


  1. 1. See, for example, CJ (1995–96) 467; ibid (1996–97) 321; HC Deb (29 August 2013) 566, c 1425; ibid (28 February 2018) 636, c 865; ibid (29 November 2018) 650, c 423.