Rules regarding amendments

28.133The moving of amendments to a bill on the consideration stage is limited by Standing Order No 75, which prohibits the proposal of any amendment which could not have been moved in committee without an instruction from the House,1 unless it has been authorised by a resolution of the House.2 Consequently, the rules of order respecting the admissibility of amendments in committee, which are set out at paras 28.10328.105, are generally applicable to amendments moved on consideration, and many of the instances quoted there are in fact drawn from the later stage.


  1. 1. HC Deb (1928) 216, c 142. See also HC Deb (1924) 175, cc 1726–28.
  2. 2. For resolutions permitting the moving of amendments which would have required an instruction if proposed in committee, see CJ (1989–90) 304; ibid (1990–91) 231.