40.27When a division is taken the names of the members are called in alphabetical order by the clerk and each member replies ‘Content’ or ‘Not content’, or indicates an abstention. The Chairman has a vote but not a casting vote. If the votes are equal, the question is decided as in the whole House (see para 25.88 ). The question proposed, the name of the proposer and the votes of each member are recorded in formal minutes of proceedings of the committee (see para 40.34 ).1


  1. 1. Pursuant to a Resolution of 7 December 1852, LJ (1852–53) 44.