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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 16



Sand Glass. Used on Divisions, 144.

Second Reading of Public Bills:

Bills ordered to be read a Second Time on a future day, 300—Question for Second Beading put, 301—Amendments to such Question, 302, 303—Read a Second Time, and afterwards committed, 304.

Secret Committees. No strangers or Members admitted to, at any time, 191.

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Select Committee. See Committees, Select.


Gives notice of House going to Prayers, to all Committees, 43—To take strangers into custody if in parts of the House appropriated to Members, 55—Introduces Legislative Councillors and Judges when attending to be examined, 227—Duties of Serjeant when Prisoner in custody at the Bar is examined, 224—To keep custody of Members adjudged guilty of contempt, 388.

Service of the House. Every Member bound to attend, unless leave of absence be given, 57, 59.

See also Attendance of Members. Leave of Absence.

Shorthand Writers. See Officers of the House.

Sickness or Infirmity. Members unable to stand from, allowed to speak sitting, 116.

Signatures to Petitions. See Petitions, Public.

Sitting of the House. Rules and Orders relative to the sitting and adjournment of the House, 39-56.


Absence of Speaker. On unavoidable absence of Speaker, the Chairman of Committees to perform his duties, 25.

Addresses. Duty of Speaker, when Address presented by whole House, 252, 256, 257.

Business of the House. Speaker, after Notices of Motion have been disposed of, to direct Clerk to read the Orders of the Day, without any question put, 71—Desires Members appearing at the Bar with Bills to bring them up, 297.

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Committees of the Whole House. Leaves the Chair on House going into Committee, 157, 158—The Mace then put under the Table, 159—Resumes the Chair in certain cases, 161, 168, 169, 170—Puts Questions for leaving the Chair, on House going into Committee on a Bill, 306—Amendments that may be moved to such Question, 307—Resumes the Chair when difference arises in election of Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, 379.

Counts and adjourns House. Speaker counts the House after Prayers, and if Twenty Members not present, no business proceeded with, and he adjourns the House, 44—If after the business of the Session has commenced, it appears on notice taken that Twenty Members are not present, he adjourns the House, 47—When Chairman of Committees reports that Twenty Members are not present, Speaker counts the House, and adjourns, 48—If on the count, it appears Twenty Members are present, the Committee resumes, 171—The doors of the House unlocked when Speaker is counting, 49—House not counted when it meets pursuant to Proclamation for despatch of business, 45—House not counted when summoned to attend His Excellency or the Commissioners, and on its return proceeds to business, although less than a Quorum present, until notice taken thereof, 46.

Delates. Members whilst speaking to address themselves to Speaker, 115—Speaker calls upon Members to speak when more than one rises, 119—Not to allow any Debate on the presentation of a Petition, 281.

Decisions. In cases not provided for herein, Speaker to decide according to the usage of the House of Commons, 382.

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Divisions. When Question is put, Speaker states whether in his opinion the "Ayes" or the "Noes" "have it," 99—If his opinion not acquiesced in, a Division ensues, ib.—On a Division, puts the Question, and directs the "Ayes" and "Noes" to go to the Right and Left respectively, 146—If not two Tellers for one of the parties, Speaker forthwith declares the Resolution of the House, 147—The numbers reported to Speaker, who declares them to the House, 149—When equality of Votes, Speaker gives casting voice, 152.

Election of Speaker. Royal pleasure signified that House elect their Speaker on the opening of a new Parliament, 4—House proceeds to the Election of Speaker; course pursued, 7—16—Proceedings subsequent to choice of Speaker, and up to his approval, 17—19—After the commencement of a Parliament, holds a Commission, authorizing him to administer the Oath to Members, 20—Proceedings on vacancy in the office of Speaker during a Session, 23—Speaker so elected, when presented for Royal approbation, does not claim privileges, 24.

Goes to the Legislative Council; Royal Speech. With the House goes up to the Legislative Council, to hear the Royal Speech, 26—What done on returning from the Council, 27—Speaker reports, and reads the Royal Speech, 29—Part thereof again read by Speaker on House proceeding to consider the same, 35.

Messages. Reads Messages from the Crown, 246—And from the Legislative Council, 230.

Money Bills. Presents Money Bills for the Royal Assent on a Prorogation, addressing His Excellency, 36.

Order. Speaker will direct words objected to, to page xxxiv be taken down, 133—Speaker calls upon disorderly Members by name, 138—Speaker maintains Order in the House, 140—When Speaker rises during a Debate, House is to be silent, 141.

Questions put; Amendments to Questions. Puts the Question to the House, 143—If not heard, will again state it, ib.—Manner in which Speaker proposes Amendments to Questions, 106,107,108.

Warrants. Speaker issues his Warrant for bringing up a Witness in custody of the Keeper of any Prison, 207.

Witnesses. Examines Witnesses at the Bar, 222, 224.

Speeches. See Debates. Reports of Speeches.

Standing Orders. Suspended, 390—To be altered or annulled only when two-thirds of the House are present, 391.

Statutes. Offensive words against any Statute not permitted unless in moving for its repeal, 130.

Strangers. To be taken into custody, if in any part of the House appropriated to Members, 55—Or if guilty of misconduct, or not withdrawing when directed, ib.—Such persons not to be discharged out of custody without Special Order, ib.—Members not to bring Strangers in, 56—May at any time be ordered to withdraw, 385—Admission of Strangers to Select Committees, 189, 191.

Supply and Ways and Means:

Motion that a Supply be granted to Her Majesty, made on the Governor's Speech being considered, 35—All Aids and Supplies the sole gift of the Representatives, 359—And may not be altered by the Legislative Council, ib.—Cases in which the House page xxxv will not insist on its Privilege, 360, 361—Applications for granting Public Money not entertained unless recommended from the Crown, 362—Nor proceeded upon, but in a Committee of the whole House, 363—Motions relating to money not to be presently entered upon, but a future day appointed, 364.

Motion for an address to the Crown for Money, not to be entertained except in a Committee of the whole House, 365—The Governor's Speech considered, and Motion for a Supply made, 366—Committee of the whole House on the said Motion; Speech referred, and being read, Resolution for a Supply, 367—Resolution reported; further Resolution thereon, and Committee of Supply thereby constituted, 368, 369—Accounts and Estimates referred to the Committee; its functions commence, 370.

Questions for omitting or reducing Items, 371—Proposed in order of Printed Estimates, 372—No Motion to be made relating to any prior Item, 373—Question put upon original, or reduced Vote, 374.

Reports from Committees of Supply and Ways and Means ordered to be received on a future day, 375—Leave asked to sit again, and day appointed accordingly, 376—Committee of Ways and Means; period when, and how appointed, 377—Appointment of Chairman, 378—If difference in electing a Chairman should arise, 379—Course of Proceeding when Resolutions of the Committees reported, 380—No Amendment to any such Resolution permitted, whereby the charge upon the people will be increased, 381.

Supplementary Order Paper. Proposed Amendments may be printed on, 312.