(1) A member intending to raise a matter of privilege must inform the President of the details in writing.
(2) The President will consider the matter and determine, as soon as practicable, whether a motion should have precedence of other business.
(3) The President’s decision will be notified in writing to the member, and if the President thinks it appropriate, or determines that a motion relating to the matter should have precedence, to the House.
(4) While a matter is being considered by the President, a member must not take any action or refer to the matter in the House.
(5) Where the President determines that a motion relating to a matter should be given precedence of other business, the member may, at any time when there is no business before the House, give notice of a motion to refer the matter to the Privileges Committee, and that motion will take precedence of all other business on the day for which notice is given.
(6) If the President decides that the matter should not take precedence, a member is not prevented from referring to the matter in the House or taking action in accordance with the practices and procedures of the House.
(7) If notice of a motion is given under paragraph (5), and the House is not expected to meet within one week after the day on which the notice is given, the motion may be moved at a later hour of the sitting as determined by the President.