Chapter 16 - Standing Order No 91 - Rules of debate
Standing Order No. 91
Rules of debate
(1) A member may not reflect on any resolution or vote of the House, unless moving for its rescission.
(2) A member may not refer to the Queen or the Governor disrespectfully in debate, or for the purposes of influencing the House in its deliberations.
(3) A member may not use offensive words against either House of the Legislature, or any member of either House, and all imputations of improper motives and all personal reflections on either House, members or officers will be considered disorderly.
(4) A member may read reasonable lengths of extracts from books, newspapers, publications or documents.
(5) When an objection is taken to the reading of a list of names of individuals or organisations who have made representations in relation to the matter the subject of the debate, without distinguishing the comments or views of those individuals or organisations, the member must confine their remarks to:
(a) a statement of the comments or views of those individuals or organizations, and
(b) the number of individuals or organizations making similar representations.
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