Speaking more than once

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25.64Standing Order No 29 provides that ‘no Lord is to speak more than once to any motion’, except:

  1. when the House is in Committee; or
  2. when the mover of a motion replies to a debate.

Otherwise, a Member of the Lords may only speak more than once by leave of the House, which may be granted only to:

  1. a Member of the Lords to explain themselves in some material point of their speech (no new matter being introduced);
  2. the Senior Deputy Speaker, or in their absence a Deputy Chairman;
  3. the Chairman of a select committee on the report of such a committee; and
  4. a Minister of the Crown.

No Member of the Lords may speak more than once to any question for short debate (see para 25.43 ), except with the leave of the House for the purpose of explaining themselves in some material point of their speech (no new matter being introduced).