The following provisions currently apply to the adjournment of the
Any Member may move the adjournment of the Committee, without
notice (SO 274(c))
In practice the motion for the Main Committee to adjourn has been
moved by a Member at the time the meeting was scheduled to finish.
The committee is proposing that, in normal circumstances, the question
on the adjournment be put by the Chair at the scheduled time without
the necessity for a Member to move the motion. However, should business
for the day be completed prior to the scheduled time, it would still
be necessary for a Member to move the adjournment motion.
The Chair shall adjourn the Main Committee on the adjournment
of the House (SO 274(d))
This provision should not be changed.
The Main Committee shall stand adjourned at the completion of
all business referred to it by the House (SO 274(e))
This provision would need to be altered or omitted to accommodate
an adjournment debate in such circumstances.
The unresolved question provision (SO 276)
As Main Committee procedures currently operate, if any Member dissented
from the Chair's ruling on the putting of the question for the adjournment,
the question would be unresolved and a matter to be reported to the
House. This would be unsatisfactory.