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Request for a count

A request to the chair that a specific

vote be counted and recorded

rather than decided on the chair's

assessment of a show of voting cards.

Separate vote

A request to the chair of a debate

that a part or parts of a motion or

amendment should be voted on

separately.

Suspension of standing orders

A proposal to relax specific standing

orders for a stated purpose.

Special conference

An additional meeting of the conference

requisitioned by the Federal Board,

Federal Policy Committee, conference

itself or 200 members in not fewer than

20 local parties, under the provisions of

Article 6.6 of the Federal constitution.

Standing orders

Standing order amendment

A proposal to change these standing

orders.

Secondary standing order amendment

An amendment to a standing order

amendment. This must not introduce

new material.

Topical issue discussion

A discussion on a policy issue of

significant and topical relevance,

conducted without a vote.

Voting member

A member attending conference who

has satisfied the requirements for

attendance and has paid the registration

fee presently in force for party members

as agreed by FCC, and who is not a day

visitor [or observer].

Standing orders

1. The conference agenda

1.1 What is on the agenda

The agenda for each meeting of

conference, other than a special

conference, shall include time for:

a) One or more consultative each

sessions; save that the Committee

may decide not to hold any

consultative sessions at a spring

conference. agenda

b) A business session or sessions for

the consideration of reports from

the Parliamentary Parties as listed

in Article 9 of the Federal Party's

Constitution, the Federal Board,

the Federal Policy Committee and

the Federal Conference Committee

together with, when appropriate,

reports from any other body the

Committee considers appropriate,

accounts, the annual report, a

motion accompanying the proposed

strategy of the party, business

motions, constitutional amendments

and standing order amendments.

c) Policy motions (including motions

accompanying policy papers).

d) Emergency motions.

e) Topical issue discussions.

f) Any other business which the

Committee thinks appropriate.

The time to be allocated to each type of

business and the order of that business

shall be decided by the Committee

provided that conference may decide

not to take any particular item on the

agenda.

1.2 Conference or council of state

parties

In addition, time before or after any

meeting may be agreed with the

relevant state party for a meeting of the

conference or council of that party.

1.3 Right to submit agenda items

a) Reports to conference may be

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