Suspension of Standing Order on Deferred Divisions to Prior to a Motion Appointing a Joint Bill Committee — 18 Jul 2011 at 22:00
The majority of MPs voted to suspend the House of Commons' rules on deferring contested votes after a certain point in the day; in this case the action was taken prior to a decision on setting up a committee to consider the Financial Services Bill.
The motion approved in this vote, held at 10pm was:
- That, at this day's sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of Sir George Young relating to Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee).
The standing orders require divisions which would have occurred after the "time for the interruption of business" (the time the Standing Orders, or timetabling motions state the business will cease to be considered) will be deferred and held via a recorded vote carried out recorded for two and a half hours after half-past eleven o’clock on Wednesdays.
As it turned out, in this case the motion on the Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) was passed without a division being called.
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