Manual of Parliamentary Practice

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General Books, 2009 - 172 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...or to the manner or words of the question, keeping himself to that only and not travelling into the merits of it; Memorials in Hakew. 29. or to the orders of the house if they be transgressed, keeping within that line, and not falling into the matter itself. Mem. in Hakew. 30, 31. But if the speaker rises to speak, the member standing up ought to sit down, that he may be first heard. Town. col. 205. Hale Parl. 133. Mem. in Hakew. 30, 31. Nevertheless, though the speaker may of right speak to matters of order and be first heard, he is restrained from speaking on any other subject, except where the house have occasion for facts within his knowledge; then he may, with their leare, state the matter of fact. 3 Grey 38. No one is to speak impertinently or beside the question, superfluously or tediously. Scab. 31 33. 2 Hats. 168, 168. Hale Parl. 133. No person is to use indecent language against the pro-ceedingsof the house, no prior determination of which is to be reflected on by any member, unless he means to conclude with a motion to rescind it. 2 Hats. 169, 170. Rushw. P. 3. v. 1. fol. 42. But while a proposition is under consideration, is still in fieri, though it has even been reported by a committee, reflections on it are no reflections on the house. 9 Grey 508. No person in speaking, is to mention a member then present by his name; but to describe him by his seat in the house, or who spoke last, or on the other side of the question, &.c. Mem. in Hakew. 3 Smyth's Comw. L. 2. c. 3. nor to digress from the matter to fall upon the person, Scab. 31. Hale Parl. 133. 2 Hats. 166. by speaking, reviling, nipping, or unmannerly words against a particular member. Smyth's Comw. L. 2 c. 3. The consequences of a measure may be reprobated in strong terms; but...

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