Meaning of reasoned amendment in English:

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.

    ‘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.’