Chapter 29 - Standing Order No 187 - Debate on bills
Standing Order No. 187
Debate on bills
(1) Where there is debate on the question for leave to bring in a bill the following time limits will apply:
(2) On any motion being agreed to for leave to bring in a bill, the question on the first reading and printing will be taken together as one motion, and put without amendment or debate.
(a) a maximum of one hour debate,
(b) the mover of the motion, and any other member, may speak for not more than 10 minutes, and
(c) 10 minutes before the end of the time for debate, the President is to interrupt proceedings to allow the mover of the motion to speak in reply for not more than 10 minutes.
(3) Where there is debate on the question for the second or third reading of a bill the following time limits will apply:
(4) After the second reading speech of the mover, debate on the bill must be adjourned for at least five calendar days, while retaining its position in the order of precedence.
(a) the mover may speak for not mover than 30 minutes, and
(b) any other member and the mover in reply may speak for not more than 20 minutes.
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