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
*Public money Bills
*Programming of Bills
*Grand committees and select committees
House of Lords
The House of Lords Standing Orders contain similar rules to the Commons.
*UK constitutional law
External linksCurrent edition of House of Commons Standing OrdersStanding Orders of the House of Commons - Public Business
previous versionsStanding Orders of the House of Lords
Category:Constitutional laws of the United Kingdom