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fix a date for the meeting, draw up the

agenda and, if appropriate, specify a date

for the submission of amendments. The

meeting shall deal only with the business

stated in the notice of requisition save

that the Committee may allow time for

emergency motions and for business

which is formal or, in its opinion,

uncontentious.

5.2 Preferred timescales for special

meetings

In setting dates for the submission of

motions and amendments and giving

notice thereof and of the conference

itself the Committee shall endeavour

to follow the timescales laid down

elsewhere in these standing orders

but, where this is not practicable, the

Committee shall set such dates as it sees

fit.

6. Appeals

6.1 Appeals against rejection of

motions

The Committee shall provide written

reasoning to the nominee of the

proposers for the rejection of any motion

or amendment. The proposers may

appeal, in writing, to the next meeting

of the Committee. Any such appeal shall

provide reasons why, in the opinion of

the proposers, the expressed reasons

for rejection are not valid. If the appeal

is allowed, the motion or amendment

shall be treated as an emergency motion

or amendment according to the stage of

the agenda-setting process at which the

appeal has been allowed.

6.2 Appeals against exclusion from

conference

Any person excluded from conference by

a decision of the Chief Steward shall have

the right of appeal to the Committee

at the next of its regular meetings. The

exclusion shall remain in force pending

the appeal.

7. The chair

7.1 Who chairs conference

The President, if present, shall normally

take the chair at the formal opening

and closing of conference and when

the Party Leader is making a formal

speech from the platform. At all other

sessions the chair shall be appointed

by the Committee. Normally no person

shall chair more than one session at any

meeting.

7.2 The chair's aide

The Committee may appoint an aide or

aides to assist the chair of each session.

8. Conduct of debate

8.1 Variation in the order of business

The Committee may propose to the

conference a variation in the order of

business as set out in the agenda. Such

variation shall be put to the vote and

shall take effect if approved by a majority

of those voting.

8.2 Withdrawal of motions and

amendments

Once the Committee has included a

motion or amendment, or part of a

motion or amendment, in the agenda,

may not be withdrawn except by leave of

conference.

8.3 The order of debate

The Committee shall direct the order of

debate. Generally, however, a motion will

be moved and immediately thereafter

the amendments and options will be

moved in the order directed by the

Committee. There will then be a general

debate. The movers of amendments

and options (or their nominees) shall

have the right of reply in the same order

(except that where an amendment or

option has not been opposed during

the debate, the chair of the session shall

have the right to direct that its movers

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