That in relation to the consideration of motions (not being motions relating to legislation) declared by the Synod to require group discussion –

(i) When the motion has been moved and spoken to by the mover and formally seconded, one member
representing points of view different from those of the mover shall be invited by the President to speak.

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

(iii) Further questions may be asked and answered until the President announces that the time for questions
has finished.

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

(v) Standing Order 34(a) shall 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 motions to require group discussion –

(1) “Bringing Them Home” Report

(2) Women Bishops

(3) Future Issues

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