Amendment to leave out subsection of a clause

28.111When a clause contains two or more subsections which are not mutually dependent, an amendment to leave out either subsection is in order.1 When the subsequent subsections are dependent upon or ancillary to the first subsection, an amendment to the clause to leave out that subsection is out of order, as the effect of such an amendment being carried would be to destroy the clause. The decision that should be reached, and the discussion that should properly arise, on the question of the clause standing part of the bill would thus be anticipated.2

Footnotes

  1. 1. HC Deb (1915) 75, c 116; ibid (1916) 84, c 1954; ibid (1917) 94, c 1633.
  2. 2. HC Deb (1909) 7, c 493; ibid (1912) 39, c 748; ibid (1913) 54, c 1757; ibid (1915) 75, cc 105, 200; ibid (1917) 95, c 2054; ibid (1918) 107, c 1577.