Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies

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Brown, Taggard, and Chase, 1849 - Parliamentary practice - 189 pages

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Page 75 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Page 144 - ... either originate with them, or be referred to them. In every case, the whole paper is read first by the clerk, and then by the chairman, by paragraphs.
Page 102 - House to the body of the bill; as he does also if it has been reported without amendments; putting no questions but on amendments proposed; and when through the whole, he puts the question whether the bill shall be read a third time?
Page 92 - This is a piling of questions one on another; which, to avoid embarrassment, is not allowed. 3. The same result may be had more simply by voting against the previous question, commitment, or amendment.
Page 93 - Shall the main question be now put?" — ie, at this instant; and as the present instant is but one, it can admit of no modification. To change it to tomorrow, or any other moment, is without example and without utility. But suppose a motion to amend a motion for postponement, as to one day instead of another, or to a special instead of an indefinite time.
Page 157 - ... the House; which being resolved, the chairman rises, the Speaker resumes the chair, the chairman informs him that the committee have gone through the business referred to them, and that he is ready to make report when the House shall think proper to receive it. If the House have time to receive it, there is usually a cry of "now, now...
Page 105 - A call for an adjournment, or for the orders of the day, or for the question, by gentlemen in their seats, is not a motion ; as no motion can be made, without rising and addressing the chair, and being called to by the presiding officer.
Page 57 - ... on the limitation of the rate of interest, on what day the session shall be closed by adjournment, on what day the next shall commence, when an act shall commence or the...
Page 141 - Those who take exceptions to some particulars in the bill, are to be of the committee. But none who speak directly against the body of the bill.
Page 142 - Elections, &c., are usually appointed at the first meeting, to continue through the session. The person first named is generally permitted to act as chairman. But this is a matter of courtesy ; every Committee having a right to elect their own chairman, who presides over them, puts questions, and reports their proceedings to the House.

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