Notice necessary to rescind a resolution

20.103Notice is required of a motion to rescind a resolution,1 or to expunge or alter an entry in the Votes and Proceedings or the Journal,2 and in no circumstances may the House rescind a resolution during the sitting in which the resolution was agreed to.3 However, notice is not required of motions brought forward as matters of privilege.4

The requirement of notice for a motion to rescind applies equally in select committees.


  1. 1. Parl Deb (1887) 313, c 1124.
  2. 2. Parl Deb (1882) 271, c 1268; ibid (1884–85) 294, c 1423; HC Deb (1909) 7, c 2303.
  3. 3. Parl Deb (1855) 138, c 1307.
  4. 4. Notice was not required of a motion which affected the seat of a Member, Parl Deb (1880) 253, c 644. On 27 June 1884, a motion to omit ‘Nem. Con.’ from the entry in the Votes of the third reading of the Representation of the People Bill was brought forward without notice as privilege, CJ (1884) 324. On 16 July 1974, a motion to declare certain proceedings null and void was moved without notice as a matter of privilege, HC Deb (1974) 877, c 259; and see para 20.100.