Part 4 - Rules of procedure

Below are the rules of procedure.

11.1       The following motions may be moved without notice:

11.1.1           To appoint a Chair of the meeting;

11.1.2           Concerning the accuracy of the minutes;

11.1.3           To change the order of business in the agenda;

11.1.4           To appoint a Council body or Member to a Council body arising from an item on the agenda for the meeting;

11.1.5           To receive or adopt reports and recommendations of the Cabinet, Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member, a Scrutiny Committee, or, as appropriate, any other Council body or from Officers and any decision following from them;

11.1.6           To amend or withdraw a motion but a Member who has already spoken on a motion being debated may not, during that debate, move or second a motion to this effect;

11.1.7           To adjourn the meeting but a Member who has already spoken on a motion being debated may not, during that debate, move or second a motion to this effect;

11.1.8           To adjourn the debate but a Member who has already spoken on a motion being debated may not, during that debate, move or second a motion to this effect;

11.1.9           To proceed to the next business but a Member who has already spoken on a motion being debated may not, during that debate, move or second a motion to this effect;

11.1.10         That the question be put but a Member who has already spoken on a motion being debated may not, during that debate, move or second a motion to this effect;

11.1.11         By the Chair not to allow another contribution to the debate from a Member named or to exclude a Member from the meeting under the Procedural Standing Order relating to Members’ conduct;

11.1.12         To exclude the public and media in accordance with the Access to Information Procedure Rules;

11.1.13         That the subject of debate be referred to the Cabinet or appropriate Council body;

11.1.14         To extend the time limit for speeches;

11.1.15         That a Member be invited to remain at the meeting under the Procedural Standing Order relating to Members’ interests;

11.1.16         To suspend a Procedural Standing Order except Procedural Standing Order 10.8;

11.1.17         To give the consent of the Council where such consent is required.

11.2       Standing Order 12 shall not apply to motions moved under this Procedural Standing Order, which shall be proposed, seconded and voted upon without debate, save that: 

11.2.1           The proposer of a motion may speak for up to three minutes to explain why they have moved their motion;

11.2.2           If a motion is moved under this Procedural Standing Order during a debate, the proposer of the substantive motion may speak for up to three minutes against this motion. If they decline to speak against this motion, the Chair may consent to one other Member speaking for up to three minutes against the motion moved under this Procedural Standing Order.

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