669. Order of business.

The House of Lords proceeds with the notices and orders of each day in the order in which they are entered on the order paper1. This order is governed by the priority in which each notice is received at the table2, provided that:

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    (1)     oral questions are entered first3;

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    (2)     subject to the discretion of the Chairman of Committees, private business is entered before public business4;

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    (3)     notices relating to the business of the House and, if he so desires, business of the Chairman of Committees (such as consideration of reports from sessional committees) are entered before other public