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SCRIPT: QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE

"Motion A" is pending

Member:

I rise to a question of privilege.

Chair:

State your question of privilege.

Member:

[States Question of Privilege, e.g. noise preventing from hearing, temperature of room, etc.]

Chair:

[Chair resolves the question, e.g. decreases the noise level, has room temperature changed, etc.]

or

[If not urgent] The chair rules that the question is not of such an urgent nature that it is one of privilege to be entertained immediately. [It might be helpful to add:] When there is no other business before us, you could raise that question again.

Chair:

[After handling the question] The motion before you is "Motion A". Is there any further discussion?

 
  • Can interrupt the speaker, if deemed appropriate to do so
  • Ruled by the chair

 

 

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