See the Programme Motion
Paragraph (3)(b) States:
When the Bill has been read a Second Time the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.
Paragraph (7) States:
(7)For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Chairman or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply—
(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;
(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;
(c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;
(d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other questions, other than the question on any motion described in paragraph (18)(a) of this Order.
And (9) and (10) read:
(9)If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (7)(c) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chairman or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.
(10)If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (7)(d) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chairman shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause or Schedule of the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.
This to me reads as though it would have the following effects:
- Bercow deposed for the duration of the consideration of the Bill, a deputy takes over
- No votes on amendments moved by Members other than a Minister
- No granular control of amendments; they'll be lumped together so the House has to vote on both or neither.
My question is; am I reading this correctly, and if so is there any precedence for such a restrictive programming motion?
Edit: I found four other instances of a Programming Motion containing the Phrase "the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given" by searching Hansard. Still unclear what it means though.