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Standing Orders Committee - Senate - Session 1917-19 - Second Report - Time Limit to Speeches


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1917-18-19.

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH. OF AUSTRALIA.

THE SENATE.

SEOONI) REPORT FROM '£ H K

STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE.

PROPOSED NEW STANDING ORDER.

TIME LIMIT . T O SPEECHES.

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No. S .5.-F,12282.

SECOND REPORT FROM THE STANDING ORDERS COMMITrEE.

THE ST.ANDING ORDER; COMMITTEE have considered the proposed new Standing Order

referred to them by the Senate on 10th December last, viz:-

TIME LIMIT TO SPEECHES.

No · Senator shall speak for more than one hour at a time in any debate in the Senate, except that in the debate on the Address-in-Reply, or on the first reading of a Bill which the Senate may not amend, or in moving the second reading of a Bill, he shall be at liberty to speak for one hour and a half. Any Senator may

move that the limit of one hour. or of one hour and a half may he ~xtended for thirty minutes ; such motion shall forthwith be put without debate.

In Committee 110 Senator shall speak for mare than a quai-t.er of an hour at any one time, or rhore thai1 twice on any one question before the Committee ; ·

provided that no limitation shall apply in Committee to a Senator in charge of a Bill, or to any Senator during the proceedings in Committee oO: the Tariff, or to a Minister of the Crown, in Committee on an Appropriation or a . Supply Bill, in regard to the number of his speeches in connexion with _ any Departments which he represents.

And recommend that the same be adopted.

President's Room, 7th August, 1919 .

I

THOS. GIVENS, Chairman.

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