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Friday, 24 November 1905

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That the following Standing Orders be forthwith adopted : -

1.   The following motions are not open to debate, shall be moved without argument or opinion offered, and shall be forthwith put from the Chair without amendment and the vote taken : -

(a)   A motion for the first reading of a Bill ;

(b)   A motion, That this debate be now ad journed ;

(c)   A motion in Committee, That the Chairman report progress (either simply or in any form);

(d)   A motion in Committee, That the Chairman leave the Chair;

(e)   A motion to reinstate on the Notice Paper any business which has lapsed because of a count-out.

Should any such motion be negatived, no similar motion shall be received within a quarter of an hour of the declaration of the preceding decision, and no such motion shall be received if the Speaker or Chairman is of opinion that it is an abuse of the rules or forms of the House, or is moved for the purpose of obstructing business.

2.   A motion without notice may be made, That a Member who is speaking " be not further heard," and such question shall be put forthwith, and decided without amendment or debate.

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