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date: 13 August 2020

adjournment (debate) 

Source:
A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations
Author(s):

Garrett W Brown,

Iain McLean,

Alistair McMillan

The procedure by which the sitting of a legislature is brought to a close. In the UK House of Commons each day’s sitting ends with a motion ‘That this House do now adjourn’, when, in a debate lasting half an hour, members can raise any matter of concern; one of the few opportunities for private members to initiate debate. The House may adjourn if Members are disorderly, or if there is not a ... ...

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