Proceedings on going into Committee of the whole House

28.88Whenever an order of the day is read for the House to resolve itself into a committee on a bill, or when the House decides that it will immediately resolve itself into such a committee, the Speaker is directed by Standing Order No 66 to leave the Chair without putting any question unless there is an instruction to be disposed of first.1

The Mace is then placed under the Table, the Chairman of Ways and Means, or one of the deputies, takes the seat at the Table and, after the Clerk reads the short title, the committee begins the consideration of the bill.


  1. Or unless a motion is made to discharge the committee, in accordance with SO No 60(8) (see para 28.55 ).