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(3) Standing order 34 be omitted and the following standing order substituted:
“Adjournment and next meeting
34. At 5 pm on each sitting day, the Speaker shall propose the question - That the Assembly do now adjourn - which question shall be open to debate. No amendment may be moved to this question.
(a) if a vote is in progress at the time for interruption, that vote, and any vote consequent upon that vote, shall be completed and the result announced;
(b) if, on the question - That the Assembly do now adjourn - being proposed, a Minister requires the question to be put forthwith without debate, the Speaker shall forthwith put the question;
(c) a motion for the adjournment of the Assembly may be moved by a Minister at an earlier hour;
(d) any business under discussion and not disposed of at the time of the adjournment shall be set down on the Notice Paper for the next sitting; and
(e) if the question - That the Assembly do now adjourn - is negatived, the Assembly shall resume the proceedings at the point at which they had been interrupted.
Provided further that, if at 5.30 pm on each sitting day, the question before the Assembly is - That the Assembly do now adjourn - the Speaker shall interrupt the debate, at which time:
Minister may extend debate:
(f) a Minister may require that the debate be extended until 5.40 pm to enable the Ministers to speak in reply to matters raised in the preceding adjournment debate; at 5.40 pm or upon the earlier cessation of the debate, the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the Assembly until the time of its next meeting; or
(g) if no action is taken by a Minister under paragraph (f), the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the Assembly until the time of its next meeting.”.