RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE PROVISIONAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION


CONTENTS

PART A
MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE COUNCIL

1.Swearing in
2.Language
3.Presiding in Council and in Committee of the Whole Council
4.Election of President
5.President Deputy
6.Duties of the Clerk
7.Counsel to the Provisional Legislative Council
8.Attendance of the Chief Executive
9.Attendance of Public Officers
10.Participation of Public Officers in Proceedings


PART B
SESSION, MEETINGS AND ADJOURNMENTS OF THE COUNCIL


11.Session
12.The Chief Executive Address
13.Commencement of Meetings
14.Meetings for Urgent Business
15.Time of Meeting
16.Motions for the Adjournment of the Council
17.Quorum


PART C
ARRANGEMENT OF BUSINESS


18.Order of Business at a Meeting
19.The Agenda of the Council


PART D
PETITIONS AND PAPERS


20. Presentation of Petitions
21.Presentation of Papers


PART E
QUESTIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT
22.Nature of Questions
23.Question Time
24.Notice of Questions
25.Contents of Questions
26.Asking and Answering of Questions
27.Meeting under Rule


PART F
STATEMENTS


28.Statements by Designated Public Officers


PART G
MOTIONS
29.Notice of Motions and Amendments
30.Manner of Giving Notice of Motions and Amendments
31.Restriction on Motions and Amendments
32.Motions on Previous Decisions of Council
33.Manner of Debating Motions
34.Manner of Debating Amendments to Motions
35.Withdrawal of Motions and Amendments


PART H
RULES OF DEBATE


36.Time and Manner of Speaking
37.Recommendations of House Committee as to Time of Speaking
38. Occasions when a Member may Speak more than once
39. Interruptions
40.Adjournment of Debate or of Proceedings of a Committee
41.Contents of Speeches
42.Behaviour of Members not Speaking
43.Application of Rules to Committees


PART I
RULES OF ORDER


44.Decision of Chair Final
45.Order in Council and Committee


PART J
VOTING


46.Decision of Questions
47.Collection of Voices
48.Use of Electronic Voting System
49.Divisions


PART K
PROCEDURE ON BILLS


50.Form of Bills
51.Notice of Presentation of Bills
52. Presentation and Publication of Bills
53.First Reading of Bills
54.Second Reading
55.Committal of Bills
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