These steps are for you as an MP, because they take place in the Chamber, although you staff can help with step 1.
- Check the Future Business section of the Order Paper to see which day the bill you want to speak against is being considered.
- You don’t need to inform the Speaker that you intend to speak against the bill, but it’s helpful if you can.
- You should be in the Chamber from the start of the Ten-Minute Rule Bill and stay throughout.
- After the initial ten-minute speech from the MP in charge of the bill, stand up to indicate to the Speaker that you want to speak against the bill.
- If you are called, you can speak for up to ten minutes. You must speak against the bill and you shouldn’t take interventions.
- After you’ve finished speaking, the Speaker will put the question, at which point you can object by saying “No” and trigger a vote.