Resolution on the same day as second reading

29.20A resolution deprecating or enlarging on certain provisions of a bill has been moved on the same day as the second reading.1

Any such motion must be sufficiently different from the bill so as not to offend against the rule that a question once decided may not again be put to the House in the same session.

A motion to take note of a select committee report has been moved formally on the same day as the second reading of a bill, debate on the matter contained in the report having taken place on the motion for second reading.2 The report of the Economic Affairs Committee on the Finance Bill is regularly debated in this way.


  1. 1. Immigration Bill, LJ (1970–71) 597; British Nationality Bill, ibid (1980–81) 614.
  2. 2. Sea Fish (Conservation) Bill 1992 and Report of the Select Committee on the European Communities on the Common Fisheries Policy: LJ (1992–93) 240–41.