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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - July 2019
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CONTENTS
NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE VII : SESSIONS
CHAPTER 6 : POINTS OF ORDER AND PROCEDURAL MOTIONS

Rule 198 : Referral back to committee

1.   Referral back to committee may be requested by a political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold when the agenda is fixed or before the start of the debate.

The intention to present a motion calling for referral back to committee shall be notified at least 24 hours in advance to the President, who shall inform Parliament immediately.

2.   A motion calling for referral back to committee may also be presented by a political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold before or during a vote. Such a motion shall be put to the vote immediately.

3.   Such a motion may be made only once at each of the procedural stages referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2.

4.   Referral back to committee shall entail suspension of the consideration of the item.

5.   Parliament may set a time limit for the committee to report its conclusions.

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