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Dilatory motion

A dilatory motion is a delaying motion which interrupts the parliamentary business under discussion at the time.

It can only be proposed by the Member speaking and is normally in the form: "That this House do now adjourn."

If agreed to, all business for the day ends and the House must immediately adjourn.

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