HC Deb 12 July 1910 vol 19 cc202-3

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask your ruling on a question of Parliamentary practice. It was stated from the Front Bench yesterday that if the Parliamentary Franchise (Women) Bill were sent to be discussed in a Committee upstairs it could be passed through without the alteration of a comma, and we might be deprived in this House of an opportunity of discussing it on Report. I wish to ask what is the practice with regard to Bills which come back from a Standing Committee—whether or not Amendments can be moved in respect of these Bills, and whether there is opportunity for full discussion of Amendments on the Report stage?


The Rule is laid down by Standing Order 50, which provides that a Bill, whether amended or not, shall be considered on Report by the House without Question put.


May I ask whether Amendments can be made on the Report stage in this House?


Amendments which are relevant to the Bill may be moved.