Consideration of Lords amendments
30.5The following sections describe the further proceedings on a bill which has originated in the House of Commons and is returned with amendments1 from the House of Lords. These proceedings are commonly known as ‘ping-pong’. Certain restrictions on the Lords' right to amend bills are considered below (paras 37.15, 37.25 ).
In the case of a bill which has originated in the Lords and is returned amended by the Commons, the roles of the two Houses will, of course, be reversed: it will be the Commons that first proposes amendments to the bill, and the Lords that first gives reasons for disagreeing to any such amendments.