Section 4 - Procedural Motions

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(c)        “That the debate be adjourned”

(i)   The motion shall be seconded.

(ii)  The Chairperson shall have discretion whether to accept it or not.

(iii) It cannot be moved or seconded by the mover or seconder of the principal motion, but previous speakers may speak to it.

(iv) The mover has the right to reply and the right to re-open the debate on its subsequent resumption.

(v)  Amendments as to time, date and place of the adjourned debate are the only amendments permissible.

(vi) The motion can only be moved at the conclusion of a speech.

(vii)      Adjournment may be to a definite date or indefinitely and the particular motion is adjourned but the meeting shall continue.

(viii)     Although at first rejected, a motion to adjourn debate may be moved again at a later stage of the discussion.

(ix) The business to which the debate relates shall be placed on the agenda paper of the meeting to which it is adjourned.

(x)  Adjourned business shall have priority over any other except formal business.

 

(d)        “That the question do lie upon the table”

(i)   The motion shall be seconded.

(ii)  The Chairperson shall have discretion whether to accept it or not.

(iii) It shall only be moved or seconded by someone who has not moved or seconded the original motion.

(iv) It may be debated and the previous speakers may speak to it.

(v)  No amendment shall be allowed.

(vi) There shall be no right of reply.

(vii)      It can be moved on any question or amendment.

(viii)     If it is moved and carried on an amendment the original motion must also lie upon the table

(ix) There shall be a subsequent motion either at the same or a later meeting to take the question from the table.