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ADOPTION OF SESSIONAL ORDER 84A

Mr Abbott (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, moved—That the following sessional order be adopted for the remainder of the sittings in 2002 with effect from 16 September 2002:

Interventions in the Main Committee

84A During consideration of any order of the day in the Main Committee a Member may rise and, if given the call, ask the Chair whether the Member speaking is willing to give way. The Member speaking will either indicate his or her:

 
(a) refusal and continue speaking, or

(b) acceptance and allow the other Member to ask a short question immediately relevant to the Member's speech—

 Provided that, if, in the opinion of the Chair, it is an abuse of the orders or forms of the House, the intervention may be denied or curtailed.

Question—put and passed.