Chapter 19 - Standing Order No 114 - Procedure for division
Standing Order No. 114
Procedure for division
(1) Before a division is taken, strangers may be ordered on motion without notice, to withdraw from the House.
(2) When a division is called for, the Clerk, by direction of the Chair, must ring the bells for five minutes as indicated by a minute glass timer.
(3) When the bells stop ringing, the Chair will direct the doors to be locked. A member must not then enter or leave the chamber until after the division is concluded.
(4) When successive divisions are taken and there is limited or no intervening debate, the Chair may direct that the bells be rung for one minute, if no member objects.
(5) When the doors have been locked and members are in their places, the Chair must:
(a) state the question to the House,
(b) direct the "ayes" to go to the right of the Chair and the "noes" to the left, and
(c) appoint two tellers for each side.
(6) Every member present when a question is being decided by division must remain and vote.
(7) After members have taken their seats on the side of the chamber on which they intend to vote they may not move from those seats once tellers have been appointed and until the result of the division has been declared.
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