HC Deb 29 October 2002 vol 391 cc842-3

Ordered, That, with effect from the beginning of the next session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 47 (Short speeches) be amended as follows: Line 8, leave out 'may' and insert 'shall, subject to paragraph (2)'. Leave out lines 14 and 15 and insert - `(2) In relation to any speech, the Speaker shall add to any period specified in paragraph (1) of this order—

  1. (a) one minute if one intervention is accepted, plus the time taken by that intervention;
  2. (b) two minutes if two or more interventions are accepted, plus the time taken by the first two such interventions.'.—[Mr. Woolas.]