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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE VI : SESSIONS
CHAPTER 6 : INTERRUPTIVE AND PROCEDURAL MOTIONS

Rule 172 : Procedural motions

1.   Requests to move a procedural motion, namely:

(a)   the inadmissibility of a matter (Rule 174);

(b)   referral back to committee (Rule 175);

(c)   the closure of a debate (Rule 176);

(d)   the adjournment of a debate and vote (Rule 177); or

(e)   the suspension or closure of the sitting (Rule 178)

shall take precedence over other requests to speak.

Only the following shall be heard on these motions in addition to the mover: one speaker in favour and one against and the Chair or rapporteur of the committee responsible.

2.   Speaking time shall not exceed one minute.

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