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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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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.
Points of order can take many forms, from Turner's on Monday night - which showed the bill wasn't yet eligible for a vote - to smaller infractions, which state Rep.
Twenty-one Points of Order were raised, which consumed 36 minutes of the sitting time.
Calling "points of order" on such errors is a strategy lawmakers have often used to block measures they oppose.
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.
Spanning one hour and 11 minutes, the sitting witnessed 10 Points of Order, consuming 45% of the total time.
The potential deadliness of points of order increases as the end of the session approaches and lawmakers face deadlines for getting their bills through the process.
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.
ISLAMABAD, January 25, 2012 (Frontier Star): Unfinished agenda and Points of Order interrupting regular proceedings marked the National Assembly's 38th session as it adopted a Resolution supporting democracy and passed a bill to set up a commission for women rights, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)preliminary report on Tuesday.
Islamabad, January 11, 2012 (Frontier Star): Almost 54% of MNAs participated in the 37th Session of national Assembly left 76% of the agenda items un-addressed mainly due to excessive use of Points of Order which consumed a little more than half of the session time.
The Members raised a total of 32 Points of Order that consumed 67% of the total time.