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Thursday, 23 November 1905

Debate resumed from 22nd November (vide page 5627), on motion by Mr. Deakin -

That, notwithstanding any provisions in the Standing Orders to the contrary, there be forthwith adopted the following Standing Order, namely : -

(a)   After any question has been proposed, either in the House or in any Committee of the Whole, a motion may be made by any Member, rising in his place, and without notice, and whether any other member is addressing the Chair or not, " That the question be now put," and the motion shall be put forthwith and decided without amendment or debate.

(b)   When the motion, " That the question be now put " has been carried, and the question consequent thereon has been decided, any further motion may be at once made which may be requisite to bring to a decision any question already proposed from the Chair ; and also if a clause be then under consideration, a motion may be made, " That the question, ' That certain words of the clause defined in the motion stand part of the clause,' or ' That the clause stand part of or be added to the Bill ' be now put." Such motions shall be put forthwith and decided without amendment or debate.

(c)   An affirmative vote of not less than twentyfour members shall be necessary to carry any motion under this Standing Order.

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