12 December 2013

What is a Point of Order?

A Point of Order is an appeal to the Chair or Speaker for clarification or for a ruling on a matter of procedure during a plenary debate. MLAs who believe that a breach of the rules of the House has occurred, or who want clarification on the rules, stand up and say "Point of Order, Mr Speaker". The point of order should then be stated and the Speaker gives a ruling on the interruption.

In the clip below, Lord Morrow raises a Point of Order relating to Ministerial Conduct.