Amendments of which notice has been given

28.99If notice has been given of any amendments, the Chair calls on the Member who has given notice of the first amendment which has been selected. If the Member called does not move an amendment, any other Member may do so.1

After an amendment has been moved, the Chair states the amendment number and proposes the question, ‘That the amendment be made’ (Standing Order No 31).2

The normal practice is for the Chair to make known the provisional selection and proposed grouping of amendments for debate in advance, by means of a list issued on the Chair's authority the day before the committee is to begin its consideration of the text of the bill. Such lists are updated and reissued in advance of subsequent sittings.


  1. 1. HC Deb (1971–72) 832, c 599.
  2. 2. Cf para 20.35. On request, the Chair (or, at report stage, the Speaker) may consent to the question on an amendment to leave out words and substitute others being put to the committee or the House in two parts, HC Deb (1968–69) 785, c 1014.