As with motions of condolence, precedence is ordinarily given to a motion of thanks of the House. Motions of thanks (formerly called votes of thanks) have been comparatively rare and are confined to the following cases:
Motions, not being motions of thanks, but containing sentiments of congratulation, appreciation or gratitude, have in practice received similar precedence. Such motions have for the most part been moved by leave, although they have also been moved following a motion being agreed to for the suspension of standing orders. Contrary to the usual practice of such motions being moved by the Prime Minister or a Minister, a case has occurred of such a motion being moved by an opposition leader.
Chapter 9 | Motions of condolence
Chapter 9 | Motion of apology
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