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Chapter 9 Times Of Sittings And Routine Of Business: 68 Interruption Of Business



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CHAPTER 9

TIMES OF SITTINGS AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

68 Interruption of business

(1) If any business before the Senate or a committee of the whole is interrupted by the operation of any standing or other order, such business may be dealt with at a later hour of the day, or shall be set down on the Notice Paper for the next day of sitting.

(2) Where an order of the Senate specifies a time for the consideration of a matter, at the specified time: 

(a) if a question is before the Senate consideration of that question shall be interrupted, a senator speaking shall be taken to have leave to continue the senator’s speech, and resumption of debate on that question shall be made an order of the day for a later hour of the day without any question being put;

(b) if the Senate is in committee the chairman shall report progress, and further consideration of the business before the committee shall be made an order of the day for a later hour of the day without any questions being put; or

(c) if a vote is being taken the vote shall be completed and the procedures in paragraph (a) or (b) then followed as appropriate.