HC Deb 06 November 1957 vol 577 c300
That except in such cases as the House may otherwise order:—
- (1) No Proceedings on a Motion to which this Order applies shall be entered upon at or after half-past Eleven o'clock.
- (2) If such a Motion is under consideration at half-past Eleven o'clock, Mr. Speaker shall forthwith put the Question thereupon to the House, provided that, if he shall be of opinion that—
the time for debate has not been adequate, he shall interrupt the business and the debate shall stand adjourned till the next Sitting (other than a Friday).
- (a) owing to the lateness of the hour at which consideration of the Motion was entered upon, or
- (b) because of the importance of the subject matter of the Motion,
- (3) A debate which has been adjourned under paragraph (2) of this Order shall not be resumed later than Eleven o'clock, but shall stand further adjourned till the next Sitting (other than a Friday), and the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall apply to any debate which has been further adjourned under this paragraph as if the further adjournment were an adjournment under paragraph (2) of the Order.
- (4) The Motions to which this Order applies are—
- (a) any Motion for an Humble Address to Her Majesty praying that a Statutory Instrument be annulled, and any Motion that a draft of an Order in Council be not submitted to Her Majesty in Council, or that a Statutory Instrument be not made.
- (b) any Motion that, or for an Humble Address to Her Majesty praying that, any other document which may be subject to proceedings in the House in pursuance of a Statute be annulled, or cease to be in force, or be not made.
- (5) That this Order be a Standing Order of the House.—[Mr. E. Wakefield.]