| 42. The Speaker,
or the chairman, after having called the attention of the
House, or of the committee, to the conduct of a Member who
persists in irrelevance, or tedious repetition either of his
own argument or of the arguments used by other Members in
debate, may direct him to discontinue his speech.
||Irrelevance or repetition.
| 43. The Speaker,
or the chairman, shall order any Member or Members whose conduct
is grossly disorderly to withdraw immediately from the House
during the remainder of that day's sitting; and the Serjeant
at Arms shall act on such orders as he may receive from the
chair in pursuance of this order. But if on any occasion the
Speaker, or the chairman, deems that his powers under the
previous provisions of this order are inadequate, he may name
such Member or Members, in which event the same procedure
shall be followed as is prescribed by Standing Order No. 44
(Order in debate).
Whenever a Member shall have been named by the Speaker, or
by the chairman, immediately after the commission of the offence
of disregarding the authority of the chair, or of persistently
and wilfully obstructing the business of the House by abusing
the rules of the House or otherwise, then if the offence has
been committed by such Member in the House, the Speaker shall
forthwith put the question, on a motion being made, 'That
such Member be suspended from the service of the House'; and
if the offence has been committed in a committee of the whole
House, the chairman shall forthwith suspend the proceedings
of the committee and report the circumstances to the House;
and the Speaker shall on a motion being made forthwith put
the same question, as if the offence had been committed in
the House itself.
||Order in debate.
| Proceedings in pursuance of this paragraph, though opposed, may be decided after the expiration of the time for opposed business.
| (2) If any Member be suspended under paragraph (1) of this order, his suspension on the first occasion shall continue for five sitting days, and on the second occasion for twenty sitting days, including in either case the day on which he was suspended, but, on any subsequent occasion, until the House shall resolve that the suspension of such Member do terminate.
| (3) Not more than one Member shall be named at the same time, unless two or more Members, present together, have jointly disregarded the authority of the chair.
| (4) If a Member,
or two or more Members acting jointly, who have been suspended
under this order from the service of the House, shall refuse
to obey the direction of the Speaker, when severally summoned
under the Speaker's orders by the Serjeant at Arms to obey
such direction, the Speaker shall call the attention of the
House to the fact that recourse to force is necessary in order
to compel obedience to his direction, and the Member or Members
named by him as having refused to obey his direction shall
thereupon and without any further question being put be suspended
from the service of the House during the remainder of the
| (5) Nothing in
this order shall be taken to deprive the House of the power
of proceeding against any Member according to ancient usages.
Members who are ordered to withdraw under Standing Order No.
43 (Disorderly conduct) or who are suspended from the service
of the House shall forthwith withdraw from the precincts of
||Members suspended, &c., to withdraw from precincts.
| (2) Suspension
from the service of the House shall not exempt the Member
so suspended from serving on any committee for the consideration
of a private bill to which he may have been appointed before
| 45A. The
salary of a Member suspended from the service of the House
shall be withheld for the duration of his suspension.
||Suspension of salary of Members suspended.
| 46. In case
of grave disorder arising in the House the Speaker may, if
he thinks it necessary to do so, adjourn the House without
putting any question, or suspend the sitting for a time to
be named by him.
||Power of the Speaker to adjourn House or suspend sitting.
| 47.(1) The Speaker
may announce at or before the commencement of proceedings
on any motion or order of the day relating to public business
that he intends to call Members to speak in the debate thereon,
or between certain hours during that debate, for no longer
than any period he may specify (which shall not be less than
eight minutes), and whenever the Speaker has made such an
announcement he shall, subject to paragraph (2), direct any Member (other than a Minister
of the Crown, a Member speaking on behalf of the Leader of
the Opposition, or not more than one Member nominated by the
leader of the second largest opposition party) who has spoken
for that period to resume his seat forthwith.
| (2) In relation to any speech, the Speaker shall add to any period specified in paragraph (1) of this order
(a) one minute if one intervention is accepted, plus the time taken by that intervention;
(b) two minutes if two or more interventions are accepted, plus the time taken by the first two such interventions.