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Monday, 27 February 2012
Page: 1888

Standing Order 31(a) Automatic Adjournment

Debate resumed on motion by Dr Washer:

That the following standing order be added after standing order 31:

31A Automatic adjournment at 11 pm

(a) Notwithstanding standing order 31, at 11 pm, unless otherwise ordered, the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings and adjourn the House until the time of its next meeting.

(b) If there is a division in progress when proceedings are interrupted in accordance with paragraph (a), that division, and any consequent division, shall be completed.

(c) If business being debated is not disposed of when proceedings are interrupted in accordance with paragraph (a), the business shall be listed on the Notice Paper for the next sitting.