Group Discussion of Legislation [18(2)]

Movers Aspinall, P.J.

That in relation to the consideration of legislation declared by the Synod to require group discussion –

(i) Standing Order 63(5) be suspended and the following sessional order be agreed to in its place:

“(5) When a motion that a bill be approved in principle has been moved and spoken to by the mover
and formally seconded,

(a) one member representing points of view different from those of the mover shall be invited by the
President to speak;

(b) The President shall ask if any member or members which to ask the mover or other previous
speaker any question or questions to assist members to elucidate the purpose and intended effect
of the bill, and any member may then ask any such questions which may thereupon be answered
by the mover or other previous speaker;

(c) further questions may be asked and answered until the President announces that the time for
questions has finished;

(d) the Synod shall resolve itself into discussion groups until the President announces that the debate
shall proceed, during which the seconder may speak for up to five minutes.”;

(ii) Standing Order 34(a) be suspended to the extent that the speaker representing different points of view
may speak for up to fifteen minutes.

That the Synod declare the following legislation to require group discussion –

(1) Bill No. 9 Constitution Alteration (Composition of General Synod) Canon 1998.

(2) Bill No. 19 Strategic Issues, Task Forces and other Bodies Canon 1998

(Archdeacon Dr P.J. Aspinall – 14-2-98)

Resolution year: 1998
Resolution number: 14/98