Division of bills

28.97When an instruction has been given to the committee that a bill may be divided into two or more bills, those clauses which are to form a separate bill have either been postponed1 or considered in the position assigned to them by the bill.2 In cases where such clauses have already been considered, preambles (if necessary) enacting words and titles have been annexed to them, and the separate bills have then been separately reported.3


  1. 1. CJ (1861–62) 376; ibid (1871) 114.
  2. 2. Local Government, Planning and Land (No 2) Bill, Stg Co Deb (1979–80) Co D, c 929.
  3. 3. CJ (1861–62) 385; ibid (1871) 120; ibid (1979–80) 562.