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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 175 : Referral back to committee

1.   Referral back to committee may be requested by a political group or at least 40 Members when the agenda is fixed or before the start of the debate.

The intention to move referral back to committee shall be notified at least 24 hours in advance to the President, who shall inform Parliament immediately.

2.   Referral back to committee may also be requested by a political group or at least 40 Members before or during a vote. Such a motion shall be put to the vote immediately.

3.   A request may be made only once at each of these procedural stages.

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

5.   Parliament may set a time limit within which the committee must report its conclusions.

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