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Chapter 31 Conduct of Senators and Rules of Debate: 201 Adjournment of debate



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CHAPTER 31

CONDUCT OF SENATORS AND RULES OF DEBATE

201 Adjournment of debate

(1) A debate may be adjourned on motion or by the granting of leave for a senator to continue the senator’s speech, either to a later hour of the same day or to any other day.

(2) A motion to adjourn a debate is not open to debate or amendment.

(3) When a debate is adjourned, by motion or by the granting of leave for a senator to continue the senator’s speech, the resumption of the debate shall be made an order of the day for the next day of sitting without any question being put, unless a motion is agreed to fixing another time for the resumption of the debate.

(4) The senator on whose motion a debate is adjourned shall be entitled to be first heard on the resumption of the debate.

(5) If a motion for the adjournment of the debate on a question is negatived, the senator moving the motion may address the Senate at any time during the debate.

(6) A motion for the adjournment of a debate may not be moved by a senator, other than a minister, who has spoken in the debate or who has previously moved the adjournment.