Stages in process of securing agreement between the two Houses

30.13When amendments made to a bill by the Lords are disagreed to by the Commons, or where amendments are made by the Commons to a Lords amendment, the process of securing agreement between the two Houses could in theory be carried on indefinitely.1 The successive stages and their complications are reviewed here only up to the point beyond which it would normally be impossible to proceed.

Footnotes

  1. Lords amendments to the European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill (2003–04) were considered on five occasions in each House before agreement between the two Houses was secured. Lords amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Bill (2004–05) were considered on five occasions in the Lords and on four occasions in the Commons at the sitting on 10 March 2005 before agreement was reached, CJ (2004–05) 238–42.