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shall not exercise their right of reply),

after which the mover of the motion

(or the mover's nominee) shall have the

right of reply. Votes shall then be taken

on the amendments and options in the

order in which they have been moved

and, finally, on the substantive motion.

The Committee may direct that part of

any motion or amendment or groups

or amendments may be the subject of a

separate debate.

8.4 Topical issue discussions

The Committee shall direct the order of

the discussion. Normally the proposer

of the subject shall speak first, and a

representative of the Federal Policy

Committee shall speak last.

8.5 Who may speak

All voting members may speak at a full

session of conference. Additionally,

the Committee may invite any person

to address the conference as a guest.

Neither such provision shall prejudice

the right of the chair of a session to

select speakers.

8.6 The special rights of the Federal

Committees

Provided that the Federal Policy

Committee is not proposing the motion

or any of the amendments to be taken

in a debate on a policy motion or on

motions relating to the policy-making

processes of the Party it shall have the

right to nominate a person to report

its views on the subject before the

conference. The Federal Board shall have

similar rights on business motions or

motions to amend the constitution, as

shall the Federal Conference Committee

on motions relating to the proceeding

and procedures of the conference and to

amend standing orders. Such a person

shall be called to speak for the same

length of time as the person replying on

behalf of the mover of the motion.

8.7 The selection of speakers

Voting members wishing to speak in

any debate shall submit a speaker's

card, prior to the commencement of

the debate in which they wish to speak,

stating whether they wish to speak for

or against an amendment, the motion

or part of the motion. The chair shall

be responsible for the choice of the

speakers and shall attempt to provide a

balanced debate between the different

viewpoints in the conference, but may

announce a departure from this rule if

there is an overwhelming preponderance

of members wishing to speak on the

same side. The chair shall have the

discretion to accept speakers' cards

after the start of the debate. Save as

provided for in these standing orders, no

person may speak more than once in any

debate.

8.8 The length of speeches

The Committee shall set out in the

agenda time limits for speeches.

9. Voting at conference

9.1 The method of voting

Voting cards shall be issued at each

meeting to voting members. The

Committee may direct that voting on

any issue be by ballot. Subject thereto

all votes at full sessions shall be taken by

show of voting cards.

9.2 Counting of votes

A vote by show of voting cards shall be

counted:

a) If the Committee has so directed.

b) If the chair so directs.

c) As the result of a procedural motion

under Standing Order 11.5 below.

A recount will only be held if the chair

is not satisfied that the first count was

accurate.

Standing orders

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