Technical terminology

I was looking at some Bills on the Parliament website, and I wanted to find out more info about what some of the stages abbreviations meant. So I clicked on the link to take me to this page.

And I was delighted to learn that ‘ping pong’ is a proper term, when discussing the progress of legislation through Parliament.

PP – Ping Pong, where the bill passes back and forth between the two Houses debating amendments to the bill

  • L – Commons’ Amendments considered in the House of Lords
  • C – Lords’ Amendments considered in the House of Commons

Brilliant -the mental images of members of the House of Lords and House of Commons playing Ping Pong in Parliament will keep me amused all day!! 🙂
Off to have flashbacks to Pong now!

Author: Jennie

Law, libraries, books, crafts, and general geekery.

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