Speaking after the reply

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25.65It is not in order for a Member of the Lords to speak after the mover of a motion or an amendment has exercised their right of reply, except when the House is in Committee.1 It is not in order for Members of the Lords to continue the debate on a motion or a question for short debate after the Government's reply has been given, save for questions to the Minister `before he or she sits down'.2

Standing Order No 28 provides that when at the end of debate the question has been put no Member of the Lords is to speak save on a point of order.


  1. 1. HL Deb (1978–79) 398, cc 142–58. For the rules on amendments on report, see para 29.61.
  2. 2. HL Deb (1977–78) 391, cc 1157–60.