Standing Orders

Standing Orders are formal rules that govern the proceedings of the House and set out the arrangement of business. Standing Orders may be suspended to enact business if the Whole House agrees. Any one or more of these rules may after notice, or with the leave of the Speaker or member presiding, be suspended on a motion made by a member at any sitting.  

Bermuda’s Standing Orders are based on the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association template, the House of Commons procedure and practice and Erskine May’s Parliamentary Practice.