A Standing Order is a rule of procedure in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords can set Standing Orders to regulate their own affairs. These contain many important constitutional norms, including the government's control over business, but it ultimately rests with a majority of members in each House.

House of Commons

The House of Commons Standing Orders concerns the following topics. *Election of the Speaker *Sittings of the House *Questions, motions, amendments and statements *Motions for Bills *General debates *Public money Bills *Programming of Bills *Grand committees and select committees *Public petitions *Parliamentary papers

House of Lords

The House of Lords Standing Orders contain similar rules to the Commons.

See also

*UK constitutional law



External links

Current edition of House of Commons Standing OrdersStanding Orders of the House of Commons - Public Business
previous versions
Standing Orders of the House of Lords
Category:Constitutional laws of the United Kingdom