HL Deb 24 November 2004 vol 667 c23
The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

By way of explanation, the House decided on 22 March to carry over the Constitutional Reform Bill. The Motion I am moving now will give effect to that decision by allowing the Bill to move formally and without debate from First Reading, which has just taken place, to the point it had reached at the end of last Session. Report stage will begin on Tuesday, 7 December and amendments may be tabled from tomorrow.

Moved, pursuant to the Resolution of the House of 22 March 2004, That, in the event of a Constitutional Reform Bill having been read a first time in the same form as that reported from the Committee of the Whole House in the last Session of Parliament, Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to enable the Bill to be taken pro forma through all the stages which the Bill completed in the last Session of Parliament.—(Baroness Amos.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.