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Index to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons

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Subject Standing Order No.

A

Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Standing Committee

Mandate 108(3)(h)

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

Appointed days
Announcement by Minister 50(3)
Precedence over other business 50(3)
Exceptions 50(3)
Debate
Amendment disposed of on fourth day 50(5)
Amendment not permitted after fifth day 50(6)
Days, not to exceed six 50(1)
Leader of the Opposition 50(2)
Motion, disposed of on sixth day, interruption by Speaker 50(7)
Prime Minister 50(2)
Speeches, time limits 50(2)
Subamendment disposed of on second day 50(4)
Unused days added to Supply proceedings 81(11)

Address of the House

Presentation, 48 hours’ notice 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Prorogation, effects 49

Adjournment of the House

Daily adjournment times 24(2)
Motion required in certain cases 25
Motion to adjourn 60
Notice during 55(1)
Orders of the day, interrupted by, item stands 41(2)
Quorum lacking 29(3)(4)
Royal Assent
Recall for 28(4)
Written declaration, message, publishing in Journals 28(5)
Speaker election 2(3)
Time, affected by other House proceedings
Business to be disposed of 25
Closure, question period 67.1(2)
Divisions, deferred after Oral Questions 45(7.1)
Extended sittings 26
27
Introduction of Government Bills 30(4)
Quorum lacking 29(2)(3)(4)
Recall of the House 28(3)
Statements by Ministers 33(2)
Take-note debates 53.1(3)(e)
Time allocation, question period 67.1(2)
See also Emergency debates; Parliamentary Papers — Depositing with Clerk of the House; Royal Assent; Tabling of Documents — Depositing with Clerk of the House

Adjournment Proceedings (Late Show)

Debate
30 minutes 38(1)(5)
Answer time 38(5)
Business of the House, announcement concerning, not included in 30 minutes 38(6)
Completed, motion deemed adopted 38(5)
Follow up time 38(5)
Question time 38(5)
Time limit on subsequent matter 38(2)(a)
Notice 38(2)(a)
Addressed to Speaker 37(3)
Deemed withdrawn if matter not taken up 38(2)(b)
Withdrawn after 45 days 37(3)
Oral questions, unsatisfactory responses, subject matter raised 37(3)
Questions on the Order Paper, transferred after 45 days at Member’s request 39(5)(b)
Notice deemed withdrawn if matter not taken up 38(2)(b)
Selection of questions, Speaker decides, criteria 38(3)
Speaker announces to House questions to be raised 38(4)
Suspension, Take-note debates 53.1(2)
Time and days 38(1)

Agenda and Procedure Subcommittee see Committees, Legislative

Allotted days see Supply

Amendments

Closure, question decided without debate or amendment 57
Debatable motions 67
Motion concerning committee travel, question put during Routine Proceedings without debate or amendment 56.2(1)
Motion for previous question affirmative, original question put forthwith without any amendment or debate 61(2)
Motion for previous question precludes all amendments 61(1)
Motion to refer question to committee, precludes all amendment of main question 63
Motion under Government Orders to go into Committee of the Whole decided without debate or amendment 56(2)
Senate amendments, debatable 67(1)(g)
Unanimous consent denied, routine motion by Minister 56.1(1)(a)(2)
See also Address in Reply to The Speech from the Throne — Debate; Public Bills; Supply; Take-note debates — Motion; Ways and Means — Budget

Annual reports see Committees, Standing; Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee

Appeals

Order and decorum, Speaker’s decisions 10
Order and disorder, Chair’s decisions 117

Appointees see Clerk of the House — Proposed appointee; Officer of Parliament — Proposed appointee; Parliamentary Librarian — Proposed appointee

Appointments see Order in Council appointments

Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole

Election, motion 8(2)
Mandate 8(1)
Speaker designating 8(1)

B

Bells see Divisions; Quorum

Bills see Estimates; Government Bills; Private Bills; Introduction of Private Members’ Bills; Public Bills; Senate Public Bills

Black Rod see instead Usher of the Black Rod

Board of Internal Economy

Documents tabled by Speaker
Decisions, Committee budgets 148(2)
Reports of proceedings 148(1)
Oral questions, addressing 37(2)
See also Committees, Legislative — Budget; Committees, Special — Budget; Committees, Standing — Budget;

Borrowing Authority Bill

Debate at second reading, maximum two sitting days 73(5)

Bribery see Members — Election

Broadcasting see Committees, Legislative; Committees, Special; Committees, Standing

Budget Debate see Ways and Means

Business of the House

Commencement, following prayers 30(2)
Daily order of business, Routine Proceedings 30(3)
Interruption 41(1)

C

Cabinet Ministers see instead Ministers of the Crown

Calendar see Sittings of the House — Parliamentary calendar

Canada Gazette see Private Bills

Canadian Heritage Standing Committee

Mandate 108(3)(b)

Casting vote

Speaker 9

Chair of Committees of the Whole

Absence, ad hoc appointment 7(4)
Assistant Deputy Chair, appointment, role 8
Deputy Chair, appointment, role 8
Election, motion 7(1.1)
Language, knowledge 7(2)
Speaker designating 7(1)
Term of office 7(3)
Vacancy 7(3)
See also Committee of the Whole

Clerk of Petitions see Petitions; Private Bills — Petitions for Private Bills

Clerk of the House

House of Commons staff, directing and controlling 151
House records, safe-keeping 151
Messages to and from Senate 154
Officers, directing and controlling 151
Order Paper, Speaker’s copy 152
Private Bills, responsibility 135(1)
141(8)
Publication of Standing Order respecting applications 129
Private Members’ Business, responsibility 87(1)(a)(2)(3)
97(1)
97.1(2)(a)
Proposed appointee
Motion to ratify, within thirty days 111.1(2)
Standing committee consideration 111.1(1)
Reports and returns, tabling required by law, list, distributing to Members 153
See also Parliamentary Papers — Depositing; Petitions — Depositing; Questions on the Order Paper; Royal Assent

Closure

57

Committee, Liaison

Associate members 107(5)
Election of Chair and Vice-Chair 107(2)
Mandate 107(1)(a)(3)
Membership 107(1)(a)
Whip or designate, participation 107(1)(b)
Organization meeting 107(2)
Quorum 107(4)
Reports 107(3)
Subcommittees 107(6)

Committee of the Whole

Bill, consideration 100
Debatable motions 67(1)(l)
Debate
Irrelevancy or repetition, Chair to report 11(2)
Leader of the Opposition 101(3)
Prime Minister 101(3)
Speeches 101(2)
Disorder, Chair to report 12
Main estimates, considering 81(4)(a)
Motion that Chair leave Chair 102
Motions under Government Orders, to go into 56(2)
Order and decorum, Chair to maintain 12
Order for House to go into 100
Public Bills, consideration 67(1)(l)
100
Referral of report or return, motion debatable 67(1)(n)
Resolution reported from, motion to concur in 103
Speaker to leave Chair 100
Standing Orders application 101(1)
Take-note debates, rules, following, exceptions 53.1(3)
See also Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole; Chair of Committees of the Whole; Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole; Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole

Committee reports

Government response, 120 days 109
See also Committees, Special; Committees, Standing; Presenting Reports from Committees

Committees, Joint see Committees, Standing — Library of Parliament — Official Languages — Scrutiny of Regulations

Committees, Legislative

Acting Chair 113(4)
Agenda and Procedure Subcommittee (Steering Committee) 113(6)
Appointment of Chair 113(2)
Broadcasting 108(3)(a)(v)
119.1(1)
Budget
Board of Internal Economy, decisions 148(2)
Comprehensive annual report 121(4)
Interim 121(1)(2)
Presentation, Board of Internal Economy 121(2)
Supplementary 121(3)
Chair
Acting 113
Appointment 113
Role 117
Committee rooms, priority of usage 115(4)
Meetings
Committee rooms, priority 115(4)
Non-Members attending, status 119
Priority 115(1)(2)
Membership 113(1)
Membership, changes 114(3)
Order and decorum 117
Organization meeting 113(3)
Panel of Chairs 112
113(2)
Powers 113(5)(6)
Quorum 118(1)(2)
Reports, Private Members’ public bills 97.1(1)(2)(3)
Spending authority 121(1)
Staff, hiring 120
Standing Orders applying 116
Striking 113(1)
Travel request, motion 56.2(1)(2)
Witnesses 122

Committees, Special

Appointment, 48 hours’ notice 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Broadcasting 108(3)(a)(v)
119.1
Budgets
Board of Internal Economy 148(2)
Comprehensive annual report 121(4)
Interim 121(1)(2)
Presentation, Board of Internal Economy 121(2)
Supplementary 121(3)
Chair
Election of Chair and Vice-Chairs 106(2)
Role 117
Committee rooms, priority of usage 115(4)
Meetings
Non-Members attending, status 119
Priority 115(3)
Legislation or estimates, consideration 115(2)
Membership 105
Order and decorum 117
Quorum 118(1)(2)
Reports
Dissenting opinions 108(1)(a)
Government response, 120 days 109
Motion for concurrence 66(2)
Debate
Designated day 66(2)(a)
Time limit 66(2)
Time scheduled 66(2)(b)
One motion moved on any sitting day 66(3)
Question put 66(2)
Vote, recorded division, deferred 66(2)(c)
Presenting 35
Private Members’ public bills 97.1
Spending authority 121(1)
Staff, hiring 120
Standing Orders, applying 116
Travel request, motion 56.2(1)(2)
Witnesses 122

Committees, Standing

Appointment, 48 hours’ notice 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Associate members 104(4)
108(1)(b)
114(2)(c)
Broadcasting 108(3)(a)(v)
119.1
Budgets
Comprehensive annual report 121(4)
Interim 121(1)(2)
Presentation, Board of Internal Economy 121(2)
Supplementary 121(3)
Chair and Vice-Chairs, election 106(1)(2)
Clerk of Committee, role 106(3)(a)(d)
Process 106(3)
Secret ballot 106(3)
Chair, role 117
Committee rooms, priority of usage 115(4)
Estimates
Main 81(4)(c)(d)
Consideration 81(4)(7)(8)
Extension of consideration 81(4)(b)
Presentation of report 81(4)(c)(d)
Referral 81(4)
Supplementary 81(5)
Consideration 81(5)
Referred to and reported by 81(5)
Library of Parliament Standing Joint Committee
Mandate 108(4)(a)
Membership 104(3)(a)
Mandate, certain committees
Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics 108(3)(h)
Canadian Heritage 108(3)(b)
Finance 83.1
Government Operations and Estimates 108(3)(c)
Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities 108(3)(d)
Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness 108(3)(e)
Library of Parliament 108(4)(a)
Official Languages 108(3)(f)
Procedure and House Affairs 108(3)(a)
Public Accounts 108(3)(g)
Scrutiny of Regulations 108(4)(b)
Mandate, general 108(1)(a)
Meetings
Committee rooms 115(4)
Joint sittings 108(1)(a)
Non-Members attending, status 119
Notice, 48 hours 106(1)(4)
Priority 115(3)
Legislation or estimates, consideration 115(2)
Legislative committees, effect 115(1)
Requesting, by four Members 106(4)
Membership 104(1)(2)
114(1)
Change 114(4)
Resignation 114(2)(d)
Substitutes 114(2)(a)(b)(c)
Officers of Parliament, Clerk of the House, Parliamentary Librarian, proposed appointees, referral, consideration 111.1(1)
Order and decorum 117
Order in Council appointments 32(6)
110
111
Organization meeting 106(1)
Powers 108(1)(b)(2)
Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee
Broadcasting guidelines, establishing 119.1(2)
Duties 104(1)(3)(4)
107(5)
113(1)
115(4)
Mandate 108(3)(a)
Membership 104(1)
Private Bills 108(3)(a)(iv)
133(2)(3)(4)
135(1)
140
141(4)
Private Members’ Business, non-votable items, reports 92(2)(3)
Reports 104(1)(3)(4)
113(1)
114(1)(2)(d)(4)
119.1(2)
Questions on the Order Paper, transfer 39(5)(b)
Quorum 118(1)(2)
Reports
Dissenting opinions 35(2)
108(1)(a)
Government response, 120 days 109
Motion for concurrence 66(2)
97.1(2)
Debate
Designated day 66(2)(a)
Time limit 66(2)
Time scheduled 66(2)(b)
One motion moved on any sitting day 66(3)
Question put 66(2)
Vote, recorded division, deferred 66(2)(c)
Private Members’ public bills 97.1(1)(2)(3)
Reports and returns, permanent referral 32(5)
Scrutiny of Regulations Standing Joint Committee
Chair and Vice-Chairs representing House of Commons 106(2)
Mandate 108(4)(b)
Membership 104(3)(b)
114(1)(2)(c)
Reports revoking Statutory Instruments 123(1)
Motions for concurrence
Debate, time limits 126(1)
Deemed adopted 124
125(2)
Deemed withdrawn 125(1)
126(1)(b)
Grouping for debate 127
Placing on Notice Paper 123(5)
Speeches, time limits 126(1)(a)
Standing in name of Minister, not adopted 124
Voting 126(1)(c)(2)(3)
Wednesday schedule 128(1)(2)
Notice to authorized authority 123(2)
Presentation 123(3)(4)
Receivability 126(1)(b)
Spending authority 121(1)
Staff 120
Standing Orders applying 116
Striking 104(1)
Subcommittees 108(1)(a)(b)
Travel request, motion 56.2(1)(2)
Witnesses 122

Conference with Senate

Motion for, debatable 67(1)(h)
Public Bills, disagreement 77(2)(3)(4)

Conflict of Interest Code see Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee

Consent see Unanimous consent

D

Daily Order of Business

Government Orders 30(6)
Items, day by day order 30(6)
Oral questions 30(5)
Orders of the Day 30(5)(6)
Statements by Members 30(5)
See also Routine Proceedings

Debatable motions

List 67

Debate

Closure
Question decided without debate or amendment 57
Question period, thirty minutes 67.1(1)(a)
Question put 57
67.1(1)(b)
Time limit on speeches during adjourned debate 57
Committee of the Whole 101(2)(3)
Conduct of Member, question of 20
Debatable motions 67
Election of Member, question of 20
Limiting, closure 57
Limiting, time allocation 78
Motion that Chair leave Chair, non-debatable 102
Motion that Member “be now heard”, non-debatable 62
Motion under Government Orders to go into Committee of the Whole, non-debatable 56(2)
Motions allowed during debate 58
Motions, non-debatable 67(2)
Motions to be in writing and seconded, before being debated 65
Motions to be read in both official languages by the Speaker before debate 65
Order for resumption of debate transferred to and considered under Government Orders 66(1)
Points of order 19
Raising 47
Previous question affirmative, original question put forthwith without amendment or debate 61(2)
Private Members’ Business 93
97(2)
98(2)
Speeches, time limit
Non-votable motions 95(2)
Votable motions 95(1)
Relevancy 11(2)
19
Repetition 11(2)
Resolution reported from, motion to concur in 103
Right of reply 44(2)
Closes debate 44(3)
Motions (Papers) 97(2)
Rising 17
Speaker, casting vote 9
Speaker, participation 9
Speeches, time limit
10 minutes 43(1)(b)
74(1)(c)
76(7)
20 minutes 43(1)(a)
74(1)(a)(b)
76(7)
81(22)
84(7)
Exceptions 43(1)(a)
74(1)
84(7)
Address in Reply from the Speech from the Throne 50(2)
Emergency debates, dividing time 52(13)
Leader of the Opposition 43(1)(a)
74(1)
84(7)
Member dividing time, indicating to Speaker 43(2)(b)
74(2)(b)
Member speaking in reply after Minister 43(1)(a)
Member to speak only once 44(1)
Exceptions 44(1)
Minister moving government order 43(1)(a)
Period divided in two 43(2)
74(2)
Prime Minister 43(1)(a)
74(1)
84(7)
Question-and-comment period not exceeding 10 minutes 43(1)(b)
Question-and-comment period not exceeding 5 minutes 43(1)(c)
Standing Orders and procedure, motion 51(3)
Take-note debates 53.1(3)(b)
Time divided
At request of Member 43(2)(b)
74(2)(b)
At request of Whip 43(2)(a)
74(2)(a)
When Speaker in Chair 43(1)
Time allocation
Question period, thirty minutes 67.1(1)(a)
Question put 67.1(1)(b)
Unanimous consent denied, routine motion by Minister 56.1(1)(a)(2)
Urgent matter
Conditions 53(3)
Minister states reasons for urgency 53(2)
Motion, question put 53(4)
Not extended to any proceeding not specified 53(5)
Suspension of Standing Orders 53(1)
See also Adjournment Proceedings; Emergency debates; Petitions — Presenting; Private Members’ Business; Questions on the Order Paper; Take-note debates

Debates see Questions on the Order Paper — Response

Decorum see Order and decorum

Deferred divisions see Divisions — Recorded

Delegated Legislation see Scrutiny of Regulations Standing Joint Committee

Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole

Election, motion 8(2)
Mandate 8(1)
Speaker designating 8(1)

Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole

Election, motion 7(1.1)
Language knowledge 7(2)
Speaker designating  7(1)
Term of office 7(3)
Vacancy 7(3)

Disabled see Members

Dissenting opinion see Presenting Reports from Committees — Explanation

Divisions

Bells
15 minutes, when Speaker interrupts proceedings 45(3)
15 minutes, when vote deferred 45(5)(a)(ii)(6)(a)(7)
30 minutes, debatable motion 45(5)(a)(i)
30 minutes, non-debatable motion 45(4)
Ring only once 45(8)
Debate not permitted prior to 45(2)
Deferred see Divisions — Recorded
Paired Members, registry 44.1
Recorded
Deferred 93(1)(b)
Bells, 15 minutes 45(5)(a)(ii)(7)
Business to be concluded after deferred division taken 45(5)(d)
Debate terminated 45(5)(d)
Fridays 45(6)(a)
House to continue business 45(5)(c)
Oral Questions, after, extension of sitting 45(7.1)
Private Members’ Business 97.1(2)(c)
Public bills, concurrence at report stage 45(6)(b)
Thursdays 45(6)(a)
Votable opposition motion on allotted day 45(5)(b)(6)(a)
81(18)(b)
Exception 45(5)(b)
Until 10:00 p.m. on last day of June period 45(6)(a)
Whip’s request 45(5)(a)(ii)(iii)(7)
Demanded by 5 or more Members 45(1)
Demanded on a Friday, automatic deferral 45(6)(a)
Exceptions 45(6)(a)
See also Adjournment of the House — Time; Supply — Opposition motionsVotable motions; Votes

Documents see Journals; Order Paper; Papers; Parliamentary Papers

Documents, tabling see Tabling of Documents

Draw see Private Members’ Business

E

Elections

Bribery 23(2)
See also Chair of Committees of the Whole; Committees, Liaison; Committees, Special — Chair; Committees, Standing — Chair; Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole; Members; Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee; Speaker

Emergency debates

Debate
Conditions 52(6)
Motion before House, “That this House do now adjourn” 52(2)
Precedence over other business 52(15)
Private Members’ Business not to interrupt 52(14)
Speeches, time limit 52(13)
Time divided by Members 52(13)
Leave to propose
After routine proceedings 52(1)
Written statement to Speaker, Member presents to House 52(2)(3)
Private Members’ Business, suspending 52(14)
Speaker’s decision 52(4)
Considerations, criteria 52(5)
Reasons 52(7)
Taking under advisement 52(8)
Time set aside
Following sitting day, Speaker’s discretion 52(9)
Friday debate, taken up immediately 52(12)
Hour of daily adjournment 52(9)(10)

Estimates

Bills, related, passage of all stages in one sitting 81(18)(c)
Main estimates
Bills, related, passage of all stages in one sitting 81(18)(c)
Committee of the Whole, consideration 81(4)(a)
Considered on last day of June period 81(18)
Interruption of debate no later than 10:00 p.m 81(18)(c)
No later than 6:30 p.m 81(18)(b)(c)
Extension of consideration by Committee 81(4)(b)
Period of consideration in committees 81(4)
Referred to and reported by standing committees 81(4)(7)(8)
Report by standing committees
Concurrence motion debatable on allotted day only 81(9)
Presentation 81(4)(c)(d)
Supplementary estimates
Bills, related, passage of all stages in one sitting 81(18)(c)
Concurrence in final supplementary estimates, days added to supply period 81(12)
Period of consideration in committees 81(5)
Referral to and reported by standing committees 81(5)
Report by standing committees
Concurrence motion debatable on allotted day only 81(9)
Report presented not later than three sitting days before final sitting or last allotted day in current period 81(5)
Urgent, taken under Government Orders 82
See also Committees, Legislative — Meetings, Priority; Committees, Special — Meetings, Priority; Committees, Standing — Meetings, Priority; Royal Recommendation; Supply — Main estimatesSupplementary estimates

Ethics Commissioner

Proposed appointee
Motion to ratify, within thirty days 111.1(2)
Standing committee consideration 111.1(1)

Examiner of Petitions see Private Bills

Examiner of Private Bills see Private Bills

F

Fees and charges see Private Bills

Finance Standing Committee

Mandate 83.1

Furniture see House of Commons

G

Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod see instead Usher of the Black Rod

Government Bills

Second reading
Referral to Committee before second reading 73(1)
See also Introduction of Government Bills; Public Bills

Government Operations and Estimates Standing Committee

Mandate 108(3)(c)

Government Orders

Calling, government determines 40(2)
Daily order of business, position 30(6)
Extension of time
Closure, question period 67.1(2)
Divisions, deferred after Oral Questions 45(7.1)
Statements by Ministers 33(2)
Time allocation, question period 67.1(2)
Public Bills, motion for preparation and bringing in by a committee, consideration 68(4)

Government Responses

Committee reports, 120 days 109
Petitions, 45 days 36(8)
Questions on the Order Paper, 45 days 39(5)

Governor General

Language, disrespectful against 18
See also Royal Recommendation

H

House of Commons

Admission cards, Sergeant-at-Arms issuing 157(2)
Officers of the House
Clerk of the House directing and controlling 151
Work outstanding at end of session, completing 159
Preservation of order, Sergeant-at-Arms 157(2)
Records, safe-keeping 151
Staff, directed by Clerk of the House 151
Strangers, conduct, custody, release 158(1)(2)
See also Adjournment of the House; Business of the House; Clerk of the House; Recall of the House; Sittings of the House

Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Standing Committee

Mandate 108(3)(d)

I

Interparliamentary Delegations see Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Introduction of Government Bills

Extending to complete proceedings 30(4)
Adjournment delayed 30(4)(b)
Private Members’ Business, suspending 30(4)(a)
Routing Proceedings, items, established order, position 30(3)

Introduction of Private Members’ Bills

Routine Proceedings, position 30(3)

J

Journals see Adjournment of the House — Royal Assent; Members — Paired; Paired Members; Parliamentary Papers — Tabling; Questions on the Order Paper — Order; Quorum — Lacking; Royal Recommendation — Printed; Tabling of Documents

Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Standing Committee

Mandate 108(3)(e)

L

Language, unparliamentary see Order and decorum

Languages see Official languages

“Late Show” see instead Adjournment Proceedings

Leader of the Opposition

Debate
Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, time limit 50(2)
Committee of the Whole 101(3)
Speeches, time limits 43(1)
74(1)
84(7)

Librarian of Parliament see instead Parliamentary Librarian

Library of Parliament Standing Joint Committee

Mandate 108(4)(a)
Membership 104(3)(a)

List for the Consideration of Private Members’ Business see Private Members’ Business

M

Mace

Safe-keeping, Sergeant-at-Arms 157(1)
See also Order and decorum — Member

Main Estimates see Estimates; Supply

Member “be now heard”

Motion 62

Members

Attendance 15
Conduct, subject of debate 20
Election of, bribery 23(2)
Election of, subject of debate 20
Election to House see Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee — Election
Disabled, participation in House proceedings 1.1
Language, offensive against other 18
Offers of money to 23
Order and decorum
Naming 11
Passing between Chair and Mace 16(3)
Passing between Chair and Table 16(3)
Putting of Question, during 16(1)
Rising 17
Speaker leaving Chair 16(4)
Speaking 16(2)
Paired, registry 44.1(1)
Divisions, names printed in Debates and Journals 44.1(2)
Reports and returns, tabling required by law, list distributed by Clerk of the House 153
Statements, one minute 31
See also Introduction of Private Members’ Bills; Motions; Petitions; Private Members’ Business; Quorum; Statements by Members

Ministerial statements see instead Statements by Ministers

Ministers of the Crown

Adjournment of the House, motion, proposing 25
Documents, tabling 32(2)
Motion (Papers), debate, participation 97(2)
Motions for the production of papers, transferring for debate 97(1)
Speaker’s election, eligibility 5
Statements 30(3)
33
Take-note debates, motion, presenting 53.1(1)
See also Debate — Urgent; Prime Minister; Statements by Ministers

Minority reports see Presenting Reports from Committees — Explanation

Motions

Adjournment of the House 25
60
Allowed during debate 58
Closure 57
Committees, travel requests
Notice 56.2(1)
Opposition, ten or more Members, deemed withdrawn 56.2(2)
Without debate or amendment, question put during Routine Proceedings 56.2(1)
Debatable motions 67
Emergency debates 52
Form, to be in writing and seconded 65
Member be now heard 62
Motion for the previous question 61
Motion that Member “be now heard” 52
Motion to adjourn 25
60
Motion to read Orders of the Day, precedence 59
Motion to refer question to committee, precludes all amendment of main question 63
Motion transferred to and considered under Government Orders 66(1)
Exception 66(1)
Non-debatable 67(2)
Not printed or distributed, Member may request question be read 46
Notice
48 hours 54(1)
Closure, notice required 57
Exception 54(2)
Government notice put on Order Paper 56(1)
Not required 26(1)
27(1)
Previous question 61
Privileged motions 58
Proposed appointees, Officers of Parliament, Clerk of the House, Parliamentary Librarian, ratification 111.1(2)
Question not read or printed, Member may request reading 46
Read in both official languages by Speaker 65
Read Orders of the Day, precedence 59
Refer question to committee, preclude all amendment of main question 63
Routine Proceedings, position 30(3)
Rules and privileges of Parliament, contrary to, Speaker to advise House 13
Sitting of the House, continue or extend 26(1)
June, last 10 sitting days 27(1)(2)
Not during Private Members’ Business 26(1)
Objection, 15 or more Members, deemed withdrawn 26(2)
Speaker in Chair 26(1)
Standing Orders and procedure 51
Strangers, withdrawal 14
Take-note debates 53.1(1)
“That this question be now put” 61
To be in writing and seconded 65
Transferred and considered under Government Orders 66(1)
Exception 66(1)
Unanimous consent denied, routine motion by Minister 56.1
Under Government Orders to go into Committee of the Whole 56(2)
Withdrawal of motion 64
See also Adjournment of the House; Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers; Private Members’ Business

Motions (Papers) see Private Members’ Business

Motions, Private Members’ see Private Members’ Business

N

Naming

Speaker’s role, powers 11

Non-confidence motions see Speaker — Election

Non-debatable motions see Motions — Non-debatable

Non-votable items see Private Members’ Business

Notice

2:00 p.m. deadline, Friday 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
6:00 p.m. deadline, Monday to Thursday 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
48 hours 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Closure, notice required 57
Committee travel request, motion 56.2(1)
Government notice put on the Order Paper 56(1)
Notice of business, during adjournment or prorogation 55(1)
Public Bills, 48 hours 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Questions on the Order Paper, 48 hours 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Supply proceedings 81(14)
See also Adjournment Proceedings; Committees, Standing — Scrutiny of Regulations Standing Joint Committee — Reports revoking Statutory Instruments; Motions; Questions on the Order Paper — Adjournment proceedings

Notices of Motions see Motions; Private Members’ Business — Motions; Questions on the Order Paper — Transferring

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

Daily order of business, position 30(6)
Debate, transferring for 97(1)
Motions (Papers), transferring to 97(1)
See also Private Members’ Business — Motions (Papers)

Notices of Motions (Papers) see Private Members’ Business — Motions (Papers)

O

Officer of Parliament

Proposed appointee
Motion to ratify, within thirty days 111.1(2)
Standing committee consideration 111.1(1)

Officers of the House see House of Commons

Official languages see Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole; Parliamentary Papers — Tabling; Speaker

Official Languages Standing Committee

Mandate 108(3)(f)

Official Opposition see Presenting Reports from Committees — Explanation

Opposition Leader see instead Leader of the Opposition

Opposition motions see Supply

Opposition Parties see Presenting Reports from Committees — Explanation; Statements by Ministers

Oral Questions

Board of Internal Economy, addressing 37(2)
Daily question period 30(5)
37(1)
Order Paper, placement at Speaker’s discretion 37(1)
Subject matter raised on adjournment proceedings 37(3)
Times and days 30(5)
Urgency, Speaker’s decision 37(1)
See also Daily Order of Business; Divisions — Deferred

Order and decorum

Adjournment, Members keeping seats 16(4)
Language, disrespectful or offensive 18
Maintaining, Speaker’s role 10
Member
Naming 11
Passing between Chair and Mace 16(3)
Passing between Chair and Table 16(3)
Putting of question 16(1)
Rising 17
Speaker leaving Chair 16(4)
Speaking 16(2)
Speaker leaving Chair 16(4)
Speaker’s decision, no appeal 10
Votes, reflecting on 18
See also Committee of the Whole; Committees, Legislative; Committees, Special; Committees, Standing

Order for Return

Prorogation, effects 49
Question on the Order Paper 39(7)

Order in Council appointments

Appointee or nominee
Appearance before Standing Committee 111(1)
Curriculum vitae provision 111(4)
Qualification, study 111(2)(3)
Certificate of nomination for appointment, consideration, no more than thirty sitting days 110(2)
Order in Council appointment, consideration, no more than thirty sitting days 110(1)
Referral to standing committee 32(6)
Tabling of Certificate of nomination for appointment, deemed referred to Standing Committee 110(2)
Tabling of Order in Council appointment, deemed referred to Standing Committee 110(1)

Order of precedence see Private Members’ Business

Order Paper

Government notices of motions 56(1)
Government Orders, sequence, government determines 40(2)
Items, taken up according to precedence 40(1)
Speaker’s copy, Clerk of the House providing 152
Special 55(1)
See also Oral Questions; Questions on the Order Paper

Orders of the Day

Adjournment of the House interrupting, item stands 41(2)
Debatable motion 67(1)(a)
Items, established order 30(6)
Motion to read, precedence 59
Quorum, lack, item stands 41(2)
Times and days 30(5)
See also Government Orders

“Other Place” see instead Senate

P

Paired Members

Divisions, names printed in Debates and Journals 44.1(2)
Registry 44.1(1)

Panel of Chairs

112
113(2)

Papers see Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers; Notices of Motions (Papers); Parliamentary Papers; Private Members’ Business — Motions (Papers)

Parliamentary Agents see Private Bills

Parliamentary calendar see Sittings of the House

Parliamentary Librarian

Proposed appointee
Motion to ratify, within thirty days 111.1(2)
Standing committee consideration 111.1(1)

Parliamentary Papers (Documents, Reports and Returns)

Depositing with Clerk of the House 32(1)
When House stands adjourned 32(1)
Tabling
Both Official Languages 32(4)
Matters within government’s administrative responsibility 32(2)
Minister or Parliamentary Secretary 32(2)
Pursuant to statutory or other authority 32(1)
Required by law, Clerk of the House distributes list to Members 153
Routine Proceedings 30(3)
Tabling by Speaker
Board of Internal Economy, proceedings 148(1)
Committee budgets, Board of Internal Economy decisions 148(2)

Parliamentary Secretaries

Motions (Papers), debate, participation 97(2)
Tabling of Documents 32(2)

Party leaders

Speaker’s election, eligibility 5
See also Leader of the Opposition; Prime Minister

Petitions

Clerk of Petitions certifying 36(1)
Content, Members answerable 36(3)
Depositing with Clerk of the House 36(5)
Form 36(2)
Government response within 45 days 36(8)
Member’s endorsement 36(4)
Presenting in the House
15-minute period 36(6)
Debate not permitted 36(7)
Routine Proceedings, position 30(3)
See also Private Bills

Points of Order

Debate 19
Raising 47

Prayers

Read daily 30(1)
See also Business of the House — Commencement

Precedence, order see Private Members’ Business — Order of precedence

Presenting Petitions

Routine Proceedings, position 30(3)
See also Petitions

Presenting Reports from Committees

Explanation of report 35(1)
Official Opposition, supplementary or dissenting opinion 35(2)
Routine Proceedings, items, established order, position 30(3)

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Explanation of report 34(2)
Routine Proceedings, items, established order, position 30(3)
Within 20 sitting days of return 34(1)

Previous Question

Motion adopted, original question put forthwith without amendment or debate 61(2)
Motion debatable 67(1)(c)
Motion “That this question be now put” 61

Prime Minister

Debate
Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, time limits 50(2)
Committee of the Whole 101(3)
Speeches, time limits 43(1)
74(1)
84(7)

Private Bills

Advertising see Private Bills — Notice of intent to apply for private bill
Agents see Private Bills — Parliamentary agents
Charges see Private Bills — Fees and charges
Chief Clerk of Private Bills, responsibility
Committee meetings and bills referred, posting of lists 145(1)(2)
Examiner of Petitions 133(1)
Examiner of Private Bills 136(1)
Fees and charges, collecting 134(9)
Parliamentary agents, keeping lists of 146(2)
Records, keeping 144
Clerk of House, responsibility
Bill, laying on Table 135(1)
Bill, reprinting 141(8)
Standing Orders, publication in Canada Gazette 129
Committee stage
Chair of committee, voting twice, signing copy of bill 141(3)(7)
Clerk of committee, signing copy of bill 141(7)
Fees and charges to be paid prior to 134(2)
Legislative committee, bill and petitions for or against, reference 141(1)
Map or plan, filing, time limit 137
Notices and lists of bills referred and meetings, posting and publishing prior to 141(2)(a)(b)
145(1)(2)
Preamble amended or not proven 141(6)
Promoter not ready to proceed, instruction to report bill 139
Provisions not covered by notice of intent to apply for private bill, reference to Examiner of Petitions or Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee 141(4)
Reporting bill in all cases 141(5)
Reprinting bill 141(8)
Voting 141(3)
Consideration of business 108(3)(a)(iv)
Debate during Private Members’ Business 30(6)
89
Draft bill
Agreement to be attached 138
Depositing with Clerk of House, time limit 134(1)
Examiner of Private Bills revising, model bills, affecting existing Acts, explanatory notes 136
Map or plan, filing with 133(4)
137
Printing 134(1)
Translating 134(1)
Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills
Chief Clerk of Private Bills 133(1)
Map or plan, filing with 133(4)
Petition for private bill, referral to 133(2)
Report concerning notice of intent to apply for private bill 133(2)
135(1)
141(4)
Senate bill not based on petition, referral to 133(3)
Examiner of Private Bills, draft bill, revising 136(1)
Fees and charges
$500 basic fee 134(2)
Bill presented late 134(3)(b)(c)
Bill stands until payment made 134(2)(6)
Borrowing powers of company 134(5)(a)(b)
Capital stock of company 134(3)(4)(5)(b)(7)
Chief Clerk of Public Bills collecting 134(9)
Parliamentary agent paying 146(1)(3)
Printing Act in Statutes 134(2)
Printing bill 134(1)
Reprinting bill 141(8)
Senate bills, applicability 134(8)
Standing Order, suspending 134(3)(a)
Translating bill 134(1)
First reading 135(1)
Introduction of bill on petition, time limit 54(1)
135(1)
Notice of intent to apply for private bill
Canada Gazette, publishing in 130(1)(3)
County or municipal clerk, notification 130(1)
Examiner of Petitions, report concerning 133(2)
135(1)
141(4)
Newspaper, publishing in
Duration and languages to be used 130(3)
Not required in certain cases 130(2)(a)(iv)
Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee, report concerning 133(2)
135(1)
141(4)
Required in certain cases 130(2)(a)(i)(ii)(iii)(b)(c)
Standing Order respecting, publication in Canada Gazette 129
Statutory declaration 130(1)(3)
Parliamentary agents, registration, responsibility 146(1)(3)(4)
Petitions against or in favour of bill referral to committee on bill 141(1)
Petitions for Private Bills
Clerk of Petitions, report 131(5)(6)
Examiner of Petitions, referral to 133(2)
Form, written or printed, signatures 131(4)
Member answerable for contents, endorsing 131(2)(3)
Presenting to House, filing with Clerk of House 131(1)
Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee, referral to 133(2)
Reading 131(6)
Receiving by House 131(5)
Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee, reports
Notice of intent to apply for Private Bill 133(2)(3)(4)
135(1)
141(4)
Standing Orders, suspension or modifications 140
Records to be kept 144
Report stage
Amendments, notice required 142
Deferring until report presented by Examiner of Petitions or Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee 141(4)
Fees and charges to be paid prior to 134(6)
Second reading
Placing at bottom of order of precedence for Private Members’ Business 89
Senate amendments, referral to committee or bill 143
Senate bills
First reading 135(2)
Not based on petitions, referral to Examiner of Petitions or Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee 133(3)
Speaker, responsibility regarding parliamentary agents 146(1)(4)
Standing Orders
Canada Gazette, publishing in 129
Public bills, provisions relating to, applicability 147
Suspension or modification, referral to Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee 140

Private Members’ Bills see Introduction of Private Members’ Bills; Private Members’ Business — Public Bills

Private Members’ Business

Daily order of business, position 30(6)
Debate
Adjournment or interruption 41(2)
90
Extension of sitting, motion not allowed 26(1)
Extension of sitting to consider bill at report stage and third reading 98(3)(5)
Items in order of precedence only 87(5)
Items to be considered, notice requirement 94(1)(a)
Member, absence 42(1)(2)
94(2)
Member moving motion
Question and comments, time limit 95(1)
Speaking at conclusion of second hour of debate, time limit 95(1)
Right of reply 44(2)
97(2)
Sittings of the House, motion to continue or extend, not allowed 26(1)
Speeches, time limit 93
97(2)
Non-votable motions 95(2)
Votable motions 95(1)
Time limits see Private Members’ Business — MotionsMotions (Papers)Private BillsPublic BillsVotable items
Delay or interruption 30(7)
Closure, question period 67.1(2)
Divisions, deferred after Oral Questions 45(7.1)
Statements by Ministers 33(2)
Time allocation, question period 67.1(2)
Dilatory motions, not allowed 95(3)
Divisions, recorded, deferring on a Friday 45(6)(a)
Draw
Beginning of first Session 87(1)(a)
Clerk of the House, responsibilities 87(1)(a)(2)
During Parliament 87(2)(3)
Exchanges 94(2)(a)
Indicating on Order Paper by marking with asterisk 94(2)(c)
Not arranged 94(2)(b)
Not proceeding with when next called, dropped from Order Paper 94(2)(c)
Sponsor prohibited from requesting further exchange 94(2)(c)
Items, originating in House of Commons, reinstatement from previous session, status at time of prorogation 86.1
List for the Consideration of Private Members’ Business
Continuing from session to session 86.1
Establishing 87(1)(a)
Ineligible Members 87(1)(a)
Member not losing place by virtue of sponsoring Senate public or private bill 86.2(2)
Members becoming eligible 87(1)(a)
Members, absence, not able to move motion or bill 42(1)(2)
94(2)
Motion to continue or extend sitting not permitted 26(1)
Motions
Amendments, moving with consent of sponsor 93(3)
Debate, time limit 93(1)
Debate, time to elapse between first and second hour 93(2)
Draw 87
Not moved when called 42(1)
Notice, any one Member giving 86(1)
Order of precedence, placing in before consideration 87(5)
Vote 93(1)(b)
Motions (Papers)
Debate and speeches, time limits, right of reply 97(2)
Motions for production of papers, transferring from 97(1)
Order of precedence, dropping to bottom after consideration 90
Order of precedence, placing in before consideration 87(5)
Vote 97(2)
Non-votable items
Dropping from the Order Paper on adjournment of House or after consideration 41(2)
96
Making votable, sponsor of item, appearance before Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee, provision of written submission 92(2)
Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee report to House concurring in Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business report
Appeal motion, filing with Speaker 92(4)(a)
Appeal motion, vote, secret ballot 92(4)(b)
Appeal, right, waiving 92(4)(a)
Concurrence motion notice, not receivable 92(3)(a)
Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee report to House not concurring in Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business report 92(3)(b)
Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business, determining 91.1(1)(2)
Report, depositing with Clerk of Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee 91.1(2)
92(1)
Notice of items to be considered, published in Notice Paper 94(1)
Order of precedence
Draw establishes 87
Eligibility criteria 87(1)(c)
Establishment, shall not prevent Members from giving notice of items 87(4)
Items outside, not to be considered 87(5)
Items, selected, dropping to bottom after consideration 89
98(1)
List, continuing from session to session 86.1
Member to specify which bill or motion selected in draw 87(1)(b)
Non-votable items
Designation, Member indicating 87(1)(d)
Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business, determining 91.1(1)(2)
92(1)
Number of items, beginning of session 87(1)(a)
Private Bills
Debate, time limit 93
Order of precedence
Dropping to bottom after consideration 90
93
Exchange of positions 94(2)
Report stage and third reading
Debate, time limit 98(2)
Extension of sitting hours 98(3)(5)
Order of precedence, placing at bottom 89
98(1)(2)
Vote 93(1)(b)
98(4)
Second reading
Amendments, moving with consent of sponsor 93(3)
Debate, time limit 93(1)(a)
Debate, time to elapse between first and second hour 93(2)
Placing at bottom of order of precedence 89
Vote 93(1)(b)
Public Bills
Committee report 97.1
Deemed reported without amendment, conditions 97.1
Extension of consideration, request 97.1(3)
Not proceeding further with, recommendation 97.1(2)
Introduction, Routine Proceedings position 30(3)
Not proceeded with when called 42(2)
Notice, any one Member giving 86(1)
Order of precedence
Dropping to bottom after consideration 90
93(1)
Exchange of positions 94(2)
Report stage and third reading
Debate, time limit 98(2)
Extension of sitting hours 98(3)(5)
Order of precedence, placing at bottom 89
98(1)(2)
Vote 98(4)
Second reading
Amendments, moving with consent of sponsor 93(3)
Debate, time limit 93(1)(a)
Debate, time to elapse between first and second hour 93(2)
Order of precedence, placing in before consideration 87(5)
Senate bills, placing at bottom of order of precedence 89
Vote 93(1)(b)
Senate amendments, placing at bottom of order of precedence 89
Senate bills see Private Members’ Business — Senate public bills
Quorum, lack, interruption of proceedings, non-selected item dropped from the Order Paper 41(2)
Random draw see Private Members’ Business — Draw
Seconders, more than one 86(2)(3)
Selected items see Private Members’ Business — Votable items
Senate public bills
Member sponsoring no more than one bill during a Parliament 86.2(2)
Reinstatement from previous session, status at time of prorogation 86.2(1)
Second reading
Debate, time limit 93(1)(a)
Debate, time to elapse between first and second hour 93(2)
Placing at bottom of order of precedence 89
Vote 93(1)(b)
Similar items 86(4)
Speaker, responsibility
Draw, organizing 87(1)(2)
Exchange of positions in order of precedence, arranging 94(2)(a)
Notices of items to be considered, publishing 94(1)(a)
Similar items, determining 86(4)
Suspension
Budget debate 99(1)
Emergency debate 52(14)
Exchange of positions in order of precedence not arranged 94(2)(b)
Government business replacing 91
94(1)(b)(2)(b)
99(2)
Notice not given of items to be considered 94(1)(b)
Supply period ending June 23, last allotted day 99(1)
Until introduction of government bills completed 30(4)
Until order of precedence established 91
Urgent matter, government motion suspending Standing Orders 99(1)
Votable items
Debate, time limit 93(1)
Order of precedence, dropping to bottom after consideration 93(1)

Privilege

Question of, immediate consideration 48(1)
Written statement to Speaker, when required 48(2)

Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee

Broadcasting guidelines, establishing 119.1(2)
Conflict of Interest Code for Members, review and report 108(3)(a)(viii)
Duties 104(1)(3)(4)
107(5)
113(1)
115(4)
Election of Members to House, review and report 108(3)(a)(vi)
Mandate 108(3)(a)
Membership 104(1)
Private Bills 108(3)(a)(iv)
133(2)(3)(4)
135(1)
140
141(4)
Private Members’ Business, non-votable items, reports 92(2)(3)
Reports 104(1)(3)(4)
113(1)
114(1)(2)(d)(4)
119.1(2)

Procedure and Standing Orders

Motion to consider 51
Unprovided cases 1
See also Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business

Proceedings on Adjournment see instead Adjournment Proceedings

Prorogation

Address of the House, effects 49
Notice of business during 55(1)
Order for return, effects 49

Public Accounts Standing Committee

Chair and Vice-Chairs 106(2)
Mandate 108(3)(g)

Public Bills

Amendments
Bill read twice and referred to Committee before any amendments 73(2)
Made in committee reported to House 75(2)
Not permitted
First reading motion 69(1)
Motion for introduction 68(1)
Report stage after second reading, concurrence motion 76.1(9)
Report stage at second reading, concurrence motion 76(9)
Report stage from Committee of the Whole, consideration 76.1(12)
Second reading motion 73(2)
Senate, first reading motion, deemed carried, without debate, amendment, or question put 69(2)
Time allocation 78
Senate amendments
Conference when disagreement 77(2)(3)(4)
Motion debatable 67(1)(h)
Debatable 67(1)(g)
Motion to consider, 24 hours’ notice 77(1)
See also Public Bills — Report stage
Committee stage
Committee of the Whole consideration 100
Proceedings on bills, in any Committee 75(1)
Read twice and referred to Committee before any amendments 73(2)
Referral to a Committee 73(3)
Before second reading 73(1)
Opposition notification 73(1)
Referral to Committee of the Whole 73(4)
Report from committee received by the House 75(2)
Debate see Public Bills — First readingPreparation and bringing in of a bill by a CommitteeReport stageSecond ReadingThird reading
First reading
First reading and printing, motion deemed carried without debate, amendment or question put 69
Senate Public Bills deemed carried, without debate, amendment or question put 69(2)
Introduction
Blank or imperfect bills 68(3)
Explanation, succinct 68(2)
Government, Routine Proceedings 30(3)(4)
Motion deemed carried, without debate, amendment or question put 68(2)
Motion for introduction 68(1)
Notice, 48 hours 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Printed in English and French before second reading 70
Private Members, Routine Proceedings 30(3)
Notice
48 hours 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Not applied after introduction 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Orders not proceeded with when called, dropped and placed on Order Paper after those of same stage 42(2)
Orders not proceeded with when called, stand at request of government 42(2)
Preparation and bringing in of a bill by a Committee
Committee reports
Minister’s concurrence motion, considered to be a stage 68(4)
Order to bring in a bill 68(6)
Scope 68(5)
Government Orders, consideration under 68(4)
Minister’s motion to appoint or instruct a Committee 68(4)
Debate, time limit 68(4)
Government Orders consideration 68(4)
Motion to appoint or instruct a Committee, introduction of bill 68(1)
Second reading stage
Minister’s motion 68(7)
Readings
Clerk certifies 72
Three separate 71
See also Public Bills — First readingSecond readingThird reading
Report stage after second reading
Amendments
Debatable 76.1(6)
Debate, time limit 76.1(7)
Divisions, deferred 45(6)(b)
Explanation by Member 76.1(5)
Financial amendment, written notice 76.1(3)
Form only, without notice 76.1(4)
Notice 76.1(2)
When out of order 76.1(2)
Written, 24 hours, when Governor General recommendation required 76.1(3)
Recorded division, deferred by Speaker 76.1(8)
Speaker, power to select amendments 76.1(5)
When no amendment 76.1(11)
Concurrence, motion without amendment or debate 76.1(9)
Consideration, not prior to second sitting day following presentation of report to House 76.1(1)
From Committee of the Whole, disposition 76.1(12)
Motion debatable 67(1)(d)
Report stage at second reading
Amendments
Debatable 76(6)
Debate, time limit 76(7)
Explanation by Member 76(5)
Financial amendment, notice 76(3)
Form only, without notice 76(4)
Notice 76(2)
Sitting day before, when Governor General recommendation required 76(3)
When out of order 76(2)
Recorded division, deferred by Speaker 76(8)
Speaker, power to select amendments 76(5)
Concurrence, motion without amendment or debate 76(9)
Consideration, not prior to third sitting day 76(1)
Second reading
Bill read twice and referred to Committee before amendments 73(2)
Committee referral 73(3)
Debate
Borrowing authority bills, two days’ consideration 73(5)
Period divided in two 74(2)
At request of Member 74(2)(b)
At request of Whip 74(2)(a)
Time limit 74
Motion for Committee referral before second reading 73(1)
Opposition notification 73(1)
Read twice and referred to committee 73(2)
Referral to Committee before second reading 73(1)(2)(3)
Supply bill read twice and referred to Committee of the Whole 73(4)
Senate amendments
Conference when disagreement 77(2)(3)(4)
Motion debatable 67(1)(h)
Debatable 67(1)(g)
Motion to consider, 24 hours’ notice 77(1)
Stages see Public Bills — Committee stageFirst readingIntroductionPreparation and bringing in of a bill by a CommitteeReport stageSecond readingThird reading
Standing Orders, applicability to private bills 147
Supply bills, referral to Committee of the Whole after second reading 73(4)
Third reading
After report stage after second reading 76.1(10)
After report stage at second reading 76(10)
Debate
Period divided in two 74(2)
Time limit 74(1)
Motion debatable 67(1)(f)
Same sitting 76.1(11)
Time allocation
Agreement among all parties 78(1)
Agreement not reached 78(3)
Qualified agreement 78(2)
Question period, thirty minutes 67.1(1)(a)
Question put 67.1(1)(b)
See also Private Members’ Business

Q

Question-and-comment period

5 minutes 43(1)(c)
10 minutes 43(1)(b)

“Question be now put” see instead Previous Question

Question of Confidence see Speaker — Election

Question of Privilege see Privilege

Question Period see instead Oral Questions

Questions see Oral questions; Question-and-comment period; Questions on the Order Paper

Questions on the Order Paper

Adjournment proceedings
Notice 38(2)(a)
Deemed withdrawn if matter not taken up 38(2)(b)
Transferred to after 45 days at Member’s request 39(5)(b)
Clerk of the House, responsibilities 39(2)
Debate not permitted 39(1)
Not taken up when called, stand at request of government 42(1)
Notice, 48 hours 54(1)
Exception 54(2)
Number, limit of 4 39(4)
Exception, designated question, replacing 39(5)(b)
Order for return, entered in Journals 39(7)
Purpose, restrictions 39(1)
Response
Government, within 45 days 39(5)(a)
After 45 days, designated question 39(5)(b)
Oral, starred question, limit of 3 39(3)(a)
Printed in Debates 39(3)(b)
Routine Proceedings, position 30(3)
Standing Committee, transferred to after 45 days 39(5)(b)
Transferring to notices of motions at government’s request 39(6)

Quorum

20 Members, including Speaker 29(1)
Bells to ring 29(3)
Lacking
Order of the Day, effects 41(2)
Recorded in Journals 29(4)
Speaker adjourns the House 29(2)
Usher of the Black Rod may be received 29(5)
See also Committees, Legislative; Committees, Special; Committees, Standing

R

Random draw see Private Members’ Business — Draw

Recall of the House

Provisions 28(3)
Royal Assent 28(4)
Special Order Paper, notice of business, Speaker’s responsibilities 55(1)(2)
See also Adjournment of the House — Royal AssentTime

Recorded divisions see Divisions

Registry of paired Members

44.1

Regulations see Scrutiny of Regulations Standing Joint Committee

Relevancy see Debate

Repetition see Debate

Reports see Board of Internal Economy; Committees, Standing — Annual reports; Parliamentary Papers; Presenting Reports from Committees; Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations; Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee — Annual reports

Resolution

Presentation, 48 hours’ notice 54(1)
Exception 54(2)

Returns see Order for Return; Parliamentary Papers

Right of reply see Debate

Routine Proceedings

Daily order of business, position 30(3)
Debatable motions 67(1)(p)
Introduction of Government Bills, extending if not completed 30(4)
Items, established order 30(3)
See also Emergency debates — Leave to propose; Motions — Committees, Without debate or amendment; Presenting Petitions; Presenting Reports for Interparliamentary Delegations

Royal Assent

Senate message concerning bills, depositing with Clerk of the House during adjournment 32(1.1)
See also Adjournment of the House

Royal Family

Language, disrespectful against 18

Royal Recommendation

Annexed to bill 79(2)
Governor General recommendation of appropriation 79(1)
Printed on Notice Paper and in Journals 79(2)
Report stage amendments 76.1(3)
76(3)
See also Public Bills — Report stage after second readingReport stage at second reading

S

Scrutiny of Regulations Standing Joint Committee

Chair and Vice-Chairs representing House of Commons 106(2)
Mandate 108(4)(b)
Membership 104(3)(b)
114(1)(2)(c)
Reports revoking Statutory Instruments 123(1)
Motions for concurrence
Debate, time limits 126(1)
Deemed adopted 124
125(2)
Deemed withdrawn 125(1)
126(1)(b)
Grouping for debate 127
Placing on Notice Paper 123(5)
Speeches, time limits 126(1)(a)
Standing in name of Minister, not adopted 124
Voting 126(1)(c)(2)(3)
Wednesday schedule 128(1)(2)
Notice to authorized authority 123(2)
Presentation 123(3)(4)
Receivability 126(1)(b)

Senate

Conference with Senate, motion debatable 67(1)(h)
Language, offensive against Member of 18
Messages to and from 154
Usher of the Black Rod, to be received by Speaker 29(5)
See also Royal Assent

Senate amendments see Public Bills

Senate bills see Public Bills; Private Bills; Private Members’ Business — Public BillsSenate Public Bills

Senate Public Bills

First reading, Routine Proceedings, items, established order, position 30(3)

Sergeant-at-Arms

Admission cards, issuing 157(2)
Duties, preservation of order 157(2)
Mace, safe-keeping 157(1)
Messages from Senate, announcing 154
Speaker’s warrants, executing 157(2)
Strangers, taking into custody 158(1)
Releasing 158(2)

Sittings of the House

Adjourning
Daily 24(2)
Motion required in certain cases 25
Quorum lacking 29(2)(3)(4)
Extension
Closure, question period 67.1(2)
Divisions, deferred after Oral Questions 45(7.1)
Private Members’ Business, public bills, report stage and third reading 98(3)
Statements by Ministers 33(2)
Time allocation, question period 67.1(2)
Motion to continue or extend
Adjournment hour 26
Adopted, less than 15 Members rising 26(2)
Dinner hour 26(1)
June, last 10 sitting days 27(1)(2)
Not during Private Members’ Business 26(1)
Notice not required 26(1)
27(1)
Speaker in Chair 26(1)
Withdrawn, more than 15 Members rising 26(2)
Parliamentary calendar 28(1)(2)(a)
Speaker tabling 28(2)(b)
Times and days of meeting 24(1)
See also Adjournment Proceedings; Supply — Allotted days

Sovereign

Language, disrespectful against 18

Speaker

Casting vote 9
Committee of the Whole
Leaves Chair 100
Take-note debates, exception 53.1(3)(a)
Debate, participation 9
Decisions
Appeals 10
Procedure for making 1
10
Documents, tabling 148(1)(2)
Election
Balloting procedures 4
Candidates
Addressing House, five minutes 3.1
Announcement of successful 4(7)
Ministers, party leaders, eligibility 5
When no majority of votes 4(8)
Withdrawing from ballot, reasons 4(8)(b)
First order of business 2(1)
Precedence over other business 2(3)
Presiding over election 3(1)
Duties, powers 3(2)
Question of confidence, not considered 6
Speaker adjourns House upon election 2(3)
Vacancy 2(2)
House of Commons staff, directing 151
Official languages knowledge 7(2)
Order and decorum
Role 10
Speaker leaving Chair 16(4)
Speaker’s decision, no appeal 10
Order Paper, Clerk of the House providing 152
Private Bills, responsibility regarding parliamentary agents 146(1)(4)
Private Members’ Business, responsibility 86(4)
87(1)(a)(2)
94(1)(a)(2)(a)
Tabling documents
Board of Internal Economy decisions, Committee budgets 148(1)
Board of Internal Economy reports of proceedings 148(1)
Warrants, Sergeant-at-Arms executing 157(2)
See also Adjournment Proceedings; Debate; Motions; Naming; Oral Questions; Quorum — Lacking; Sittings of the House — MotionsParliamentary calendar; Statements by Ministers — Time; Strangers

Special Order Paper

55(1)

Spectators see instead Strangers

Speeches see Debate

Staff see House of Commons

Standing Committees see Committees, Standing

Standing Orders

Application, Committee of the Whole 101(1)
Motion to consider 51
Motion to suspend, debatable 67(1)(o)
See also Committees, Legislative; Committees, Special; Committees, Standing; Private Bills

Standing Orders and Procedure

Motion to consider 51

Statements by Members

Improper use 31
One minute 31
Times and days 30(5)

Statements by Ministers

Adjournment of the House, delaying 33(2)
Content, length 33(1)
Government Orders, extension of time provided 33(2)
Opposition parties, replies 33(1)
Private Members’ Business, delaying 33(2)
Routine Proceedings, position 30(3)
Sittings, extending 33(2)
Time provided, Speaker to limit 33(1)

Statutory Instruments see Committees, Standing — Scrutiny of Regulations Standing Joint Committee

Steering Committee see instead Agenda and Procedure Subcommittee

Strangers

Conduct 158(1)(2)
Withdrawal
Chair of Committees of the Whole, role 14
Motion 14
Speaker, role 14

Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business

Mandate 91.1(1)
Membership 91.1(1)
Report 91.1(2)
See also Private Member’s Business — Non-votable itemsOrder of precedence

Supplementary estimates see Estimates; Supply

Supply

Adjournment suspended 81(17)(18)(d)
Aids and supplies
House of Commons grants to Sovereign 80(1)
Pecuniary penalties in Senate bills 80(2)
Senate cannot alter 80(1)
Allotted days
Amendments, only one allowed 85
Concurrence in final supplementary estimates, days added 81(12)
Sittings of the House
Determining numbers 81(10)(a)
Increasing numbers 81(10)(c)
Reducing numbers 81(10)(b)
Subamendments, only one allowed 85
Supply periods 81(10)
Unused days of Address Debate or Budget Debate added 81(11)
Amendment, only one allowed 85
Business of Supply
Continuing Order of the Day, designation 81(1)
Defined 81(3)
Precedence over government business 81(2)
Questions put on last day of June period 81(18)(c)
Concurrence motion
Adoption, becomes House Order to bring in bill 81(21)
Main estimates, considered on last day of June period 81(18)
Question put in December and March period 81(17)
Question put in June period 81(18)(c)
Debate, time limits 81(22)
Main estimates
Bills, related, passage of all stages in one sitting 81(18)(c)
Committee of the Whole, studying 81(4)(a)
Committee study and report 81(7)(8)
Considered on last day of June period 81(18)
Interruption of debate no later than 10:00 p.m 81(18)(c)
No later than 6:30 p.m 81(18)(b)(c)
Extension of consideration by committee 81(4)(b)
Period of consideration in committees 81(4)
Referred to and reported by standing committees 81(4)
Report by standing committees
Concurrence motion debatable on allotted day only 81(9)
Presentation 81(4)(c)(d)(8)
Urgent, taken under Government Orders 82
Opposition motions
Amendments, only one allowed, sponsor, consent required 85
Considered on last day of June period 81(18)
Duration of proceedings 81(16)(b)
Estimates
24 hours’ written notice 81(14)(a)
48 hours’ written notice 81(14)(a)
Speaker interrupts proceedings to put question 81(17)
Expiration of proceedings 81(19)
Motion moved by opposition Member only 81(13)
Non-votable motions 81(18)(a)
Precedence over government supply motions 81(15)
Speaker, selecting 81(14)(b)
Subamendments, only one allowed 85
Subject matter 81(13)
Two or more, Speaker’s power of selection 81(14)(b)
Votable motions
Recorded division deferred on last day of June period 81(18)(b)
Until 10:00 p.m 45(6)(a)
81(18)(c)
Speaker interrupts proceedings to put question 81(16)(c)(17)
Unless sponsor designates as non-votable 81(16)(a)
Written notice, filing one hour prior to sitting day before allotted day 81(14)(a)
Periods, December, March, June 81(10)
Private Members’ Business, hour suspension during allotted day in June 99(1)
Speeches see instead Supply — Debate
Supplementary estimates
Bills, related, passage of all stages in one sitting 81(18)(c)
Concurrence in final supplementary estimates, days added to supply period 81(12)
Period of consideration in committees 81(5)
Referred to and reported by standing committees 81(5)
Report by standing committees
Concurrence motion debatable on allotted day only 81(9)
Report presented not later than three sitting days before final sitting or last allotted day in current period 81(5)
Urgent, taken under Government Orders 82
Unopposed items 81(20)

T

Tabling of Documents

Both official languages 32(4)
Depositing with Clerk of the House, deemed laid before the House 32(1)
When House stands adjourned 32(1)
Matters within government’s administrative responsibility 32(2)
Minister or Parliamentary Secretary 32(2)
Pursuant to statutory or other authority 32(1)
Recorded in Journals 32(3)
Referral to standing committee 32(5)(6)
Reports required by law, Clerk of the House distributes list to Members 153
Routine Proceedings, position 30(3)
Speaker
Board of Internal Economy proceedings, decisions 148(1)(2)
Committee, budgets 148(2)
See also Parliamentary Papers

Take-note debates

Adjournment Proceedings, suspending 53.1(2)
Debate
Adjournment of the House 53.1(3)(e)
Committee of the Whole rules, exceptions 53.1(3)
Length 53.1(3)(d)
Motion “That the Committee do now rise” only motion considered 53.1(3)(c)
Rules 53.1(3)
Speaker presides 53.1(3)(a)
Speeches, time limit 53.1(3)(b)
Motion, Ministers of the Crown, voting on without debate or amendment 53.1(1)
Time, hour of daily adjournment 53.1(2)

Throne Speech see instead Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

Time allocation

Public Bills, motion 78
Question period, thirty minutes 67.1(1)(a)
Question put 67.1(1)(b)
See also Public Bills

Time limits see Debate — Speeches

Timetable see Daily Order of Business — Items; Sittings of the House

Travel

Committee, request, motion 56.2(1)(2)

U

Unanimous consent

Denied, routine motion by Minister 56.1
Withdrawal of motion 64

Unprovided cases

1

Urgent matter

Debatable motion 67(1)(i)
Government motion suspending standing orders 53
See also Debate; Emergency debates

Usher of the Black Rod

Speaker to receive 29(5)

V

Visitors see instead Strangers

Votable items see Private Members’ Business

Votes

Reflection 18
Rescinding, request 18
See also Casting vote; Divisions

W

Warrants see Speaker

Ways and Means

Budget debate
Amendments, only one allowed 85
Form of motion 84(1)
Four days 84(2)
Motion to concur in Ways and Means not permitted during budget debate 83(3)
Notice of Ways and Means 83(1)
Order of the Day
Daily adjournment extended 83(2)
Date and time specified 83(2)
Designated at Minister’s request 83(2)
Motion for adjournment from opposition Member of Official Opposition deemed adopted 83(2)
Proceedings interrupted by Speaker and deemed adjourned 83(2)
Precedence over other government business 84(3)
Private Members’ Business, suspension 99(1)
Question put
Amendments 84(6)
Main motion 84(6)
Subamendments 84(4)
Subamendments, only one allowed 85
Time limits on speeches 84(7)
Unused days, added to Supply proceedings 81(11)
Budget, Finance Standing Committee, mandate 83.1
Concurrence motion adopted, effect 83(4)
Motion for consideration of Ways and Means Order, debatable 67(1)(j)
Motion to concur in Ways and Means motion decided without debate or amendment 83(3)

Whips

Committee, Liaison, participation 107(1)(b)
Debate, time divided between Members at request of 43(2)(a)
74(2)(a)
Divisions, recorded, deferred at request of 45(5)(a)(ii)(iii)(7)

Witnesses see Committees, Legislative; Committees, Special; Committees, Standing

Written Questions see instead Questions on the Order Paper

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