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(1) When a Member is in the course of making a motion or moving an amendment at any stage of proceedings on a bill, a Member rising in his place may claim to move, 'That the question be now proposed', and, unless it shall appear to the chair that such motion is an abuse of the rules of the House, the question, 'That the question be now proposed' shall be put forthwith.
(2) This order shall apply in committee only when the Chairman of Ways and Means or either Deputy Chairman is in the chair.
That this Order be a Standing Order of the House.
That Standing Order No. 32 (Majority for closure) be amended, as follows:
Line 3, after `debate)', insert 'or for the proposal of the question under Standing Order (Powers of chair to propose question)'.
That Standing Order No. 68 (Procedure in standing committees) be amended, as follows: