§ Standing Order 40 (arrangement of the Order Paper)
After paragraph (6), insert the following new paragraph:
("(6A) Any motion relating to a report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights on a remedial order or draft remedial order laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998 shall be entered before a motion to approve that order or draft order.")
§ Standing Order 64 (sessional committees)
§ After ("House of Lords' Offices Committee") insert ("Human Rights Committee")
§ Standing Order 72 (affirmative instruments)
§ In paragraph (b), after ("Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee") insert:
§ ("(c) in the case of a draft remedial order or remedial order laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998, there has been laid before the House the report thereon of the Joint Committee on Human Rights:
§ Provided that the report is laid
- (i) in the case of a draft remedial order, within 60 days of the laying of the draft order or
- (ii) in the case of an order not approved in draft, within 119 days of the making of the original order,
§ such periods to be calculated in the manner prescribed by Schedule 2 to the Act;")
§ Standing Order 73 (Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments)
§ In paragraph (2), line 4, after ("but) insert (—not including any statutory instrument made by a member of the Scottish Executive or by the National Assembly for Wales unless it is required to be laid before Parliament or either House of Parliament and").
§ 3. The Companion to the Standing Orders
§ The Committee considered and approved a revised text of the Companion to the Standing Orders, as drafted by the sub-committee appointed on 4 April 2000. The Committee expressed its gratitude to the sub-committee for undertaking this arduous task.
§ The Committee agreed that the Companion should be printed on standard A5 paper and continue to be a single volume.1016
§ It is intended to revise and publish later in the year the Brief Guide to the procedure and practice of the House of Lords, drawing on the new edition of the Companion. The page size of the Brief Guide will be the same as it is now.1 This happened on the motion for an Humble Address on Lord Forsyth of Drumlean's Succession to the Crown Bill: 2 December 1999, HL Deb, cols 917–9.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.