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order paper

Politics a list indicating the order in which business is to be conducted, esp in Parliament
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But there won't be much waving of order papers, or Draig Goch flags, in Wales to greet the "marvellous medicine".
Labour backbenchers jeered and waved their order papers as Mr Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham) took his seat behind Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.
Conservative backbenchers, who have had little cause for joy in recent months, waved their order papers in delight at the stoney-faced Labour MPs opposite as Mr Howard peeled off the paper trying to cover the Government cracks.
Conservative MPs waved their order papers aloft, as Labour and Liberal Democrat backbenchers cheered and clapped.
This was music to the ears of the Labour Party back-benchers who, when he had finished, waved their order papers and cheered him to the rafters.
The Tories cheered, laughed and waved their order papers.
Will we just come here once a week to wave our order papers in approval of the prime minister's actions?
His every word was greeted by furious nods of approval on the part of fellow Ministers and cheers and waving order papers from Labour back-benchers.
Back-benchers waved their order papers in a show of enthusiasm not seen for many months among Labour MPs whose daily grind tends to consist of asking planted questions, sitting on dull select committees and fuming as lobbyists waltz past them to give the ir opinions to Downing Street.
As they brandished their order papers and voiced their enthusiasm for the former health secretary, the Tory front bench started waving "good- bye" to Frank.
As Mr Trimble and the new nationalist Deputy First Minister Mark Durkan triumphed in the Assembly, there were cheers from the proAgreement benches, with Ulster Unionists waving their Order Papers.