Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies

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W.J. Reynolds & Company, 1854

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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 154 - ... the House is resumed, and the chairman reports that the Committee of the Whole have, according to order? had under their consideration such a matter, and have made progress therein; but not having had time to go through the same, have directed him to ask leave to sit again. Whereupon a question is put on their having leave, and on the time the House will again resolve itself into a committee.
Page 154 - A committee, even of the whole, cannot refer any matter to another committee. 4. In a committee no previous question can be taken. The only means to avoid an improper discussion, is to move that the committee rise : and if it be apprehended that the same discussion will be attempted on returning into committee, the house can discharge them, and proceed itself on the business, keeping down the improper discussion by the previous question.
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 - And the question of order being decided, he is still to be heard through. A call for...
Page 107 - Grey. 403. When any member means to speak, he is to stand up in his place, uncovered, and to address himself, not to the House, or any particular member, but to the Speaker, who calls, him by his name, that the House may take notice who it is that speaks.

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