Chapter 27 - Standing Order No 173 - Proceedings in committee
Standing Order No. 173
Proceedings in committee
(1) A committee may consider only the matters referred to it by the House.
(2) A question in committee will be decided in the same manner as in the House.
(3) A motion contradictory to the previous decision of a committee may not be entertained in the same committee.
(4) A motion for the previous question may not be made in committee.
(5) In committee members may speak more than once on the same question, and, when a question has been proposed from the Chair, must confine themselves to that question.
(6) Motions “That the question be now put” and “That the Chair report progress and ask leave to sit again” must be moved without debate and immediately put and determined, but neither of those motions may be repeated within 15 minutes after either of them has been moved, unless debate on the matter has concluded.
(7) Except as otherwise provided by the standing orders, the same rules of the conduct of members and of debate, procedures, and the conduct of business will be observed in committee as in the House, the Chair of Committees having the same authority as the President for the preservation of order, but disorder in a committee may be censured only by the House, on receiving a report.
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