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point of order

a question raised in a meeting or deliberative assembly by a member as to whether the rules governing procedures are being breached
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Lawmakers spoke on 37 points of order consuming three hours of the proceeding.
Successive points of order were raised on February 20 with respect to the agreement for a standing vote on second reading of Bill C-5, to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act.
The two previous points of order were also in regards to the bill analysis.
Twenty-one Points of Order were raised, which consumed 36 minutes of the sitting time.
He said that in 2011 he called 16 points of order to slow down legislation he didn't like.
During the session, The National Institute of Science and Technical Education (Islamabad) Bill, 2012 was introduced, and twenty-one Points of Order were raised which consumed an hour and 13 minutes of the sitting time.
Points of order on those types of mistakes send bills back to committee to be corrected before they can return to the floor to be voted on.
However, none of the Points of Order attracted the Chair's formal ruling.
Responding to points of order raised by different members, he clarified that the session has not been convened specially for oath of newly elected Senator Rehman Malik.