Closure motion

A closure motion in the House of Commons is when an MP requests the Speaker to close the debate and order a division. An MP usually does this when he or she feels that other MPs are trying to delay so that there would not be enough time for the debate. An MP moves a motion "that the question be now put". It can only be accepted if a majority, comprising of at least 100 MPs, votes for it. A closure motion is allowed at the Speaker's discretion.





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