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Chapter 13

Orders of the Day

This chapter sets out the procedures relating to orders of the day.

Order of the day defined

148. An order of the day is a bill or any other matter which the Assembly has ordered to be taken into consideration on a particular day.

Precedence over orders of the day

149. Subject to standing orders 16(a)(iii) and 78, orders of the day shall have precedence over each other according to the order in which they appear on the Notice Paper. (Amended 27 August 1998 and 6 March 2008)

Order postponed

150. An order of the day may be postponed on motion without notice by any Member. (Amended 6 March 2008)

Orders of the day not called on

151. If, at the adjournment of the Assembly, any orders of the day on the Notice Paper have not been called on, such orders of the day shall be set down on the Notice Paper for the next sitting day.

Order discharged

152. When an order of the day is reached, it may, on motion without notice moved by the Member in charge of it, be discharged.

Removal of private Members’ business orders of the day from the Notice Paper

152A. After notifying the Member in charge, the Clerk shall remove from the Notice Paper any:

  1. (a) private Members’ business order of the day, excluding bills; and

  2. (b) Assembly business order of the day to take note of a paper or report:

which has not been called on for four sitting weeks. (Amended 26 August 2010, 13 December 2016)


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