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Thursday, 10 March 1977


Mr SINCLAIR (New England) (Leader of the House) - I move:

(1)   That, unless otherwise ordered, the House shall meet for the despatch of business on each Tuesday and Wednesday at 2. 15 p.m. and on each Thursday at 10.30 a.m.

(2)   That, unless otherwise ordered, at 10.30 p.m. on each sitting day the Speaker shall propose the question-That the House do now adjourn- which question shall be open to debate; if the House be in committee at the time stated, the Chairman shall report progress and upon such report being made the Speaker shall forthwith propose the questionThat the House do now adjourn- which question shall be open to debate.

Provided that:

(a)   if a division be in progress at the time fixed for interruptions such division shall be completed and the result announced,

(   b ) if, on the question-That the House do now adjournbeing proposed, a Minister requires the question to be put forthwith without debate, the Speaker shall forthwith put the question,

(c)   nothing in this order shall operate to prevent a motion for the adjournment of the House being moved by a Minister at an earlier hour,

(d)   any business under discussion and not disposed of at the time of the adjournment shall be set down on the Notice Paper for the next sitting, and

(e)   if the question- That the House do now adjourn- is negatived, the House or committee shall resume the proceedings at the point at which they had been interrupted.

Provided further that, if at 1 1 p.m. the question before the House is- That the House do now adjourn- the Speaker shall interrupt the debate, at which time-

(   f ) a Minister may require that the debate be extended to 11.10 p.m. to enable Ministers to speak in reply to matters raised in the preceding adjournment debate, at 11.10 p.m., or upon the earlier cessation of the debate, the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the House until the time of its next meeting, or

(g)   if no action is taken by a Minister under paragraph (f), the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the House until the time of its next meeting.

With your indulgence, Mr Speaker, in my speech I intend to refer also to the next 6 notices appearing on the notice paper.







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