House resumed

29.44If the committee stage is not completed at one sitting, it is necessary for a Lords Member (usually a government Whip) to move ‘that the House be resumed’. When this motion has been agreed to, the Lord in the Chair leaves the Chair and moves to the Woolsack. The House goes into committee again either later on the same day (on occasions when the House has been resumed in order to take other business) or on a future day.

When it is agreed that there should be a break during a committee stage, and there is no other business to be taken, it is the practice not to resume the House and adjourn formally but simply to break off the committee stage without question put until a time announced by a government Whip.