Sessional Order (551) - Debates and Speeches, Maximum Time Limits (adopted 14 February 2012, amended 4 April 2012 and 28 February 2013)

DEBATES AND SPEECHES, MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS
(Adopted 14 February 2012, amended 4 April 2012 and 28 February 2013)

That, during the current session, unless otherwise ordered, standing order 85 be amended in part as follows:

Maximum Time Limits for Debates and Speeches

That, during the current session, unless otherwise ordered, standing order 85 be amended in part as follows:

Bills (SO 188-239)

Second Reading:

    (i) Introduced by a Minister
        Mover - unspecified
        Leader of the Opposition or
        one Member deputed, - unspecified
        next speaking
        Any other Member - 10 minutes†
        Reply - unspecified
    (ii) Appropriation Bill
        Mover - unspecified
        Party Leaders - unspecified
        Any other Member - 15 minutes†
        Reply - unspecified

    (iii) Introduced by a Private Member
        Mover - unspecified
        Premier or
        one Minister deputed - unspecified
        Leader of the Opposition or
        one Member deputed - unspecified
        Any other Member - 10 minutes†
        Reply - unspecified


Consideration in detail of a bill or other matter (SO 240-242)

Minister - unspecified number of periods limited to 15 minutes each;
Leader of the Opposition or one
Member deputed - unspecified number of periods limited to 15 minutes each;
Any other Member - three periods each on any one question not exceeding 5 minutes each.

Bill be now read a third time after consideration in detail (SO 218)

All Members - 10 minutes†



Committee, reports from – take note debate (SO 306)
Chair or Member tabling the Report – 6 minutes
Any other Member – 4 minutes

(Question being put after 22 minutes)

Community Recognition Statements (SO 108A)

Member making statement - 1 minutes each

Motion Accorded Priority (SO 109)
Statement establishing priority – 3 minutes

Debate:
Mover - 5 minutes
Member next speaking - 5 minutes
Two other Members - 3 minutes
Reply - 3 minutes

General Business notices of motions or orders of the day (not for bills) (SO 107)
In each debate:
Mover - 7 minutes
Member next speaking - 7 minutes
Four Members - 4 minutes each
Reply - 4 minutes

Matters of Public Importance (SO 110)
Mover - 5 minutes
Member next speaking - 5 minutes
One other Member - 3 minutes
Reply - 3 minutes

Petitions signed by 10,000 or more persons
First speaker – 5 minutes
Member next speaking – 5 minutes
Two other Members – 3 minutes each
Total – 16 minutes

Private Members' Statements (SO 108)
Member making statement - 5 minutes
Replies by Ministers - 1 minutes

Re-ordering General Business (SO 106)
Member in charge of the bill or notice of motion – 3 minutes
One other Member – 3 minutes


† A member may request and the Speaker shall put, without debate or amendment, a question that the Member be allowed to continue that speech for a further period of up to 5 minutes.
Related Orders, Precedents and Rulings
Standing Order 85Maximum time limits for debates and speeches 85. The following maximum time limits shall apply for debates and speeches: Address in Reply (SO 5) Premier - unspecified Leader of the Opposition - unspecified Mover - 15 minutes# Any other Member - 15 minutes# Reply - 15 minutes # Bills (SO 188-239) Agreement in principle: (i) Introduced by a Minister Mover - unspecified Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed, next speaking - unspecified Any other Member - 15 minutes# Reply - unspecified (ii) Appropriation Bill Mover - unspecified Party Leaders - unspecified Any other Member - 15 minutes# Reply - unspecified (iii) Introduced by a Private Member Mover - unspecified Premier or one Minister deputed - unspecified Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed - unspecified Any other Member - 15 minutes# Reply - unspecified Consideration in detail of bill or other matter (SO 240-242) Minister - unspecified number of periods limited to 20 minutes each Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed - unspecified number of periods limited to 20 minutes each Any other Member: Three periods each on any one question not exceeding – (a) first occasion - 15 minutes (b) subsequent occasions - 10 minutes then 5 minutes Bill be now passed (SO 218) All Members - 20 minutes* Committees, reports from – take note debate (SO 306) Chair or Member tabling the Report - 10 minutes Any other Member - 5 minutes (Question being put after 30 minutes) Days and times of meeting (SO 34) Mover - 5 minutes Three other Members - 5 minutes Reply - 5 minutes Motion Accorded Priority (SO 109) Mover - 7 minutes Member next speaking - 7 minutes Other Members (limited to two) - 5 minutes Reply - 5 minutes Debates not otherwise provided for All Members - 20 minutes* Expulsion of a Member (SO 254) Mover - 30 minutes* Member next speaking - 30 minutes* Any other Member - 20 minutes* Member in response - 20 minutes* Reply - 20 minutes* General Business notices of motion
2013 Precedent1. During a Private Member's Statement, the Acting-Speaker asked that the timing clocks be restarted following the interruption of the speaking member. PD 21/2/2013, 17889 2. A member obtained leave of the House to make an additional contribution to a debate on a general notice. VP 28/2/2013, 1458; PD 14/3/2013, 18669; VP 14/3/2013, 1488; VP 21/3/2013, 1517 (2); VP 26/3/2013, 1539 (2); VP 2/5/2013, 1568 (4); VP 23/5/2013, 1628 (9); VP 30/5/2013, 1668 3. During a debate on a general notice, the Acting-Speaker asked that the timing clocks be restarted following the interruption of the speaking member. PD 28/2/2013, 18253 4. During the debate on a motion to be accorded priority, a member sought leave to have an extension of speaking time. Leave was not granted. PD 13/3/2013, 18545; VP 13/3/2013, 1483 5. During the take note debate of a committee report, a member obtained leave of the House for an extension of time. VP 14/3/2013, 1491; VP 23/5/2013, 1631 6. A member obtained leave of the House to make an additional contribution to a debate on the matter of public importance. VP 19/3/2013, 1504; VP 20/3/2013, 1511; VP 26/3/2013, 1535; VP 30/4/2013, 1553; VP 8/5/2013, 1593; VP 21/5/2013, 1610; VP 22/5/2013, 1626 7. A member obtained leave of the House to make an additional contribution to a discussion of a petition signed by 10,000 or more persons. VP 21/3/2013, 1520; VP 27/3/2013 1544; VP 9/5/2013, 1603 8. During a debate on a general notice, a member sought leave to speak to the motion. Leave was not granted. PD 2/5/2013, 19928 (2); VP 2/5/2013, 1569 9. A member obtained leave of the House to extend their speaking time during a debate on a general notice of motion. PD 2/5/2013, 19931; VP 23/5/2013, 1628 (2) 10. During a second reading debate on a bill, the Acting-Speaker directed the Clerks to stop the clock due to repeated interjections from another member. PD 8/5/2013, 20195 11. During the debate on the motion accorded priority, the Acting Speaker directed the Clerks to stop the clock as there was too much audible
Notes for the ChairCONSIDERATION IN DETAIL OF A BILL OR OTHER MATTER Minister unspecified number of periods limited to 20 minutes each Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed unspecified number of periods limited to 20 minutes each Any other Member Three periods on any one question not exceeding 5 minutes each
Notes for the ChairCommunity Recognition Statements (SO 108A) Member making statement - 1 minute each
2012 Precedent1. During debate on a matter of public importance, the Acting-Speaker ordered the Clerk to reset the clock. PD 18/09/2012, 15349
2010 Precedent1. A motion was agreed to that the business of the House be interrupted, after the conclusion of the motion accorded priority, to permit the presentation of an inaugural speech by the member for Penrith. Later in the day the member gave an inaugural speech and was also granted an extension of speaking time. PD 8/9/2010, 25470, 25478-25480; VP 8/9/2010, 2274, 2276
2008 Precedent1. During debate on a general business motion a member requested an extension of speaking time at the commencement of his speech. The Deputy Speaker directed the member to comply with the time limit set down for the debate. PD 25/2/2008, 5656 2. At the conclusion of a private member's statement a member requested an extension of speaking time. The Acting Speaker ruled that standing orders did not provide for an extension of time in relation to debate on private members' statements. PD 6/3/2008, 6087; PD 24/10/2008, 10595 3. Immediately prior to discussion on a matter of public importance a member sought leave to suspend standing and sessional orders to move a motion to enable the Opposition to have equal time in the remaining time available for the discussion on the matter of public importance. Leave was not granted and discussion on the matter of public importance ensued. PD 1/4/2008, 6186; VP 1/4/2008, 582 4. Following the expiration of a member's speaking time after the bells had been rung for a quorum call the Deputy Speaker reminded members that during the forming of a quorum the member's time for speaking continues. PD 5/6/2008, 8336 5. A motion, by leave, was agreed to that the sitting be extended to permit the conclusion of private members’ statements. VP 25/9/2008, 924 6. Two members obtained an extension of speaking time to complete their inaugural speeches. VP 28/10/2008, 979
2007 Precedent1. During debate on a general business motion (not for bills) a member asked for an extension of time. The Assistant Speaker noted that the standing orders did not provide for an extension of time during this debate. PD 10/5/2007, 232
Notes for the ChairADDRESS IN REPLY Premier unspecified Leader of the Opposition unspecified Mover 15 minutes† Any other Member 15 minutes† Reply 15 minutes†
552 Sessional OrderDEBATES AND SPEECHES - MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS (adopted 9 September 2014) That, during the current session, unless otherwise ordered, standing order 85 be amended in part as follows: Maximum Time Limits for Debates and Speeches That, during the current session, unless otherwise ordered, standing order 85 be amended in part as follows: Bills (SO 188-239) Second Reading: (i) Introduced by a Minister Mover - unspecified Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed, - unspecified next speaking Any other Member - 10 minutes† Reply - unspecified (ii) Appropriation Bill Mover - unspecified Party Leaders - unspecified Any other Member - 15 minutes† Reply - unspecified (iii) Introduced by a Private Member Mover - unspecified Premier or one Minister deputed - unspecified Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed - unspecified Any other Member - 10 minutes† Reply - unspecified Consideration in detail of a bill or other matter (SO 240-242) Minister - unspecified number of periods limited to 15 minutes each; Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed - unspecified number of periods limited to 15 minutes each; Any other Member - three periods each on any one question not exceeding 5 minutes each. Bill be now read a third time after consideration in detail (SO 218) All Members - 10 minutes† Committee, reports from – take note debate (SO 306) Chair or Member tabling the Report – 6 minutes Any other Member – 4 minutes (Question being put after 22 minutes) Community Recognition Statements (SO 108A) Member making statement - 1 minutes each Motion Accorded Priority (SO 109) Statement establishing priority – 3 minutes Debate: Mover - 5 minutes Member next speaking - 5 minutes Two other Members - 3 minutes Reply - 3 minutes General Business notices of motions or orders of the day (not for bills) (SO 107) In each debate: Mover - 7 minutes Member next speaking - 7 minutes Four Members - 4 minutes each Reply - 4 minutes Matters of Public Importance (SO 110) Mover - 5 minutes Member next s
551 Sessional OrderDEBATES AND SPEECHES, MAXIMUM TIME LIMITS (Adopted 14 February 2012, amended 4 April 2012 and 28 February 2013) That, during the current session, unless otherwise ordered, standing order 85 be amended in part as follows: Maximum Time Limits for Debates and Speeches That, during the current session, unless otherwise ordered, standing order 85 be amended in part as follows: Bills (SO 188-239) Second Reading: (i) Introduced by a Minister Mover - unspecified Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed, - unspecified next speaking Any other Member - 10 minutes† Reply - unspecified (ii) Appropriation Bill Mover - unspecified Party Leaders - unspecified Any other Member - 15 minutes† Reply - unspecified (iii) Introduced by a Private Member Mover - unspecified Premier or one Minister deputed - unspecified Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed - unspecified Any other Member - 10 minutes† Reply - unspecified Consideration in detail of a bill or other matter (SO 240-242) Minister - unspecified number of periods limited to 15 minutes each; Leader of the Opposition or one Member deputed - unspecified number of periods limited to 15 minutes each; Any other Member - three periods each on any one question not exceeding 5 minutes each. Bill be now read a third time after consideration in detail (SO 218) All Members - 10 minutes† Committee, reports from – take note debate (SO 306) Chair or Member tabling the Report – 6 minutes Any other Member – 4 minutes (Question being put after 22 minutes) Community Recognition Statements (SO 108A) Member making statement - 1 minutes each Motion Accorded Priority (SO 109) Statement establishing priority – 3 minutes Debate: Mover - 5 minutes Member next speaking - 5 minutes Two other Members - 3 minutes Reply - 3 minutes General Business notices of motions or orders of the day (not for bills) (SO 107) In each debate: Mover - 7 minutes Member next speaking - 7 minutes Four Members - 4 minutes each Reply - 4 minutes Matters of Public Importance


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