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