Amendments on third reading

28.149By Standing Order No 77, only verbal amendments may be made to a bill on the third reading.1 If material amendments are desired, the order for the third reading of the bill should be discharged, and the bill re-committed to allow the introduction of the amendments in committee. In such cases, which are very rare, the bill has been considered, as amended on re-committal, and read the third time immediately.2


  1. 1. CJ (1905) 401; ibid (1960–61) 117. For amendments made to the title on third reading, see CJ (1916) 234; ibid (1988–89) 297; HC Deb (1988–89) 150, cc 1160–1209.
  2. 2. CJ (1857) 384; ibid (1860) 174; ibid (1922) 255.