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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - July 2018
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CONTENTS
APPENDIX
INDEX
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 189 : Closure of a debate

1.   A debate may, on a proposal from the President or at the request of a political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold, be closed before the list of speakers has been exhausted. Such a proposal or request shall be put to the vote immediately.

2.   If the proposal or request is carried, one Member only may speak from each political group which has not yet provided a speaker in that debate.

3.   After the speeches referred to in paragraph 2, the debate shall be closed and Parliament shall vote on the matter under debate, except where the time for the vote has been set in advance.

4.   If the proposal or request is rejected, it may not be tabled again during the same debate, except by the President.

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