Definition of reasoned amendment in English:

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reasoned amendment


(In the UK) an amendment to a parliamentary bill that seeks to prevent a further reading by proposing reasons for its alteration or rejection.
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  • This division was on a 'Reasoned amendment' which seeks to reject a Bill under consideration, and gives the reasons why it should be rejected.
  • After the Second Reading debate of a Bill, an MP can introduce a Reasoned Amendment if he or she thinks it should be rejected at that stage.

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