|Title||Ch14 Control and conduct of debate / POWERS OF CHAIR TO ENFORCE ORDER / Other matters of order relating to Members
|Source||House of Reps
|Chapter||Control and conduct of debate
|Chapter No.||Chapter 14
House of Representatives Ch 14 p 525
The Speaker can intervene to prevent any personal quarrel between Members during proceedings.1 This standing order has only once been invoked to prevent the prosecution of a quarrel2 but the Chair has cited the standing order in admonishing Members for constantly interjecting in order to irritate or annoy others.3
A Member who wilfully disobeys an order of the House may be ordered to attend the House to answer for his or her conduct. A motion to this effect can be moved without notice.4
VP 1980â83/1118; H.R. Deb. (20.10.82) 2318.
H.R. Deb. (27.6.06) 751.