CHAPTER IX – SHORT DISCUSSION ON MATTERS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE
52. Notice for raising Discussion – Any member desirous of raising discussion on a matter of urgent public importance may give notice in writing to the Secretary specifying clearly and precisely the matter to be raised:
Provided that the notice shall be accompanied by an explanatory note stating reasons for raising a discussion on the matter;
And the notice shall be supported by the signatures of atleast two other members.
53. Speaker to decide Admissibility – If the Speaker satisfied after calling for such information from the member who has given notice and from the Minister as he may consider necessary that the matter is urgent and is of sufficient importance to be raised in the House at an early date, he may, admit the notice and, in consulation with the Leader of the House, fix the date and time for that matter to be taken up for discussion. He shall announce the date and subject matter of the notice in the House and allow such time for discussion not exceeding two and a half hours as he may consider appropriate in the circumstances:
Provided that if an early opportunity is otherwise available for the discussion of the matter, the Speaker may refuse to admit the notice.
54. No Formal Motion – There shall be no formal motion before the House nor voting. The member who has given notice may make a short statement and the Minister shall reply briefly. Any other member may be permitted to take part in the discussion. The member introducing the subject may be permitted to speak a second time to make a reply and discussion will end with the final remarks of the Minister concerned.
55. Time Limit for Speeches – The Speaker may, if he thinks fit prescribe a time- limit for speeches.