Government motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic The Government tabled its motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic this morning.
- Government motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic The Government tabled its motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic this morning.
- I believe it will be helpful for the House to come to separate decisions on virtual participation and then on the future method of voting.
- Voting on the motion In advance of the final decision by the House on its future voting method, I have had to devise a voting system for the Government motion and amendments to it.
- I attach a link to the guidance/ ( PDF 122 KB) for Members which explains how voting will work tomorrow: I urge all colleagues who will be present tomorrow to read the guidance before the first vote.
- I also ask Members to be patient during this process, and in particular to observe the requirements of social distancing.
- The resolution of 21 April only set out a framework of general principles which underpinned specific orders of the House.
- 38 (Procedure on divisions): (a) If the opinion of the Speaker or the chair as to the decision on a question is challenged, the Speaker or the chair shall declare that a division shall be held.
- (4) The Speaker or chair may limit the number of Members present in the Chamber at any one time and Standing Orders Nos.
- 7 (Seats not to be taken before prayers) and 8 (Seats secured at prayers) shall not apply.