Three lords constitute a quorum of the House of Lords and of a committee of the whole House1. However, if, on a division upon a bill or upon a question for the approving or disapproving of subordinate legislation, less than 30 lords have voted, the Lord Speaker2 must declare the question to be not decided, and the debate upon it stands adjourned to a subsequent sitting3. If such division takes place when the House is in committee, the
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