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F37: Standing Order Amendments

In standing order 1.1, 'what is on the agenda', delete b) and insert:

b) A business session or sessions for the consideration of reports from the Parliamentary Parties as listed in Article 9 of the Federal Party's Constitution, the Federal Board, the Federal Policy Committee and the Federal Conference Committee together with, when appropriate, reports from any other body the Committee considers appropriate, accounts, the annual report, a motion accompanying the proposed strategy of the party, business motions, constitutional amendments and standing order amendments.

In standing order 1.4, 'How motions and amendments are submitted', delete from 'be typed clearly...' to '... and addresses' and insert: 'must identify a person authorised to agree to their being composited or redrafted. The detail of methods of submission will be notified for each conference via the party website'.

Throughout the Standing Orders, delete 'Federal Executive' and insert 'Federal Board'.

The existing text of relevant standing orders:

1.1 What is on the agenda

b) A business session or sessions for the consideration of reports from the Parliamentary Party in the House of Commons, the Parliamentary Party in the House of Lords, the Parliamentary Party in the European Parliament, the Federal Executive, the Federal Finance and Administration Committee, the Federal Policy Committee and the Federal Conference Committee together with, when appropriate, reports from any other body the Committee considers appropriate, accounts, the annual report, business motions, constitutional amendments and standing order amendments

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1.4 How motions and amendments are submitted

All motions and amendments must be submitted to the Committee. They must be typed clearly and accompanied by the name, address and telephone number(s) of a person authorised to agree to their being composited or redrafted. Motions submitted by party members must be accompanied by all their signatures, names and addresses.

Applicability: Federal.

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