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IV. THE TREASURER
1. The Treasurer shall be a parliamentarian who is a delegate to the Assembly. He shall be a member of the Standing Committee, without the right to vote unless he be his country's representative on the Committee. 2. It shall be the Treasurer's duty:
(a) to present to the Standing Committee before 1st November a draft budget for the following
(b) to present to the Assembly the budget approved by the Standing Committee for the following calendar year;
(c) to present to the Standing Committee before
(d) to supervise generally the financial adminis-
1. The number of delegates to the Assembly shall be 172 as set out in Appendix I.
2. Every delegate may have one or more alternates, only one of whom may vote in his place.
3. Delegates shall be appointed, where possible, for a minimum period of one year.
A. POSSIBLE REMEDIAL REVISIONS TO THE RULES OF Procedures OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC ASSEMBLY-Continued
4. Members of the Assembly must be members of their
1. Credentials of delegates shall be sent, whenever pos-
2. At the beginning of each session, a Credentials Com-
3. Credentials remitted by the parliaments in the course of the session shall be examined by the Credentials Committee which shall report immediately to the Assembly.
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Purpose: To reflect a decision by the Assembly to be-
5. DELEGATIONS SHOULD SEEK TO ENSURE
4. Credentials which are the subject of a claim or are contested shall be examined by the Credentials Committee, which shall report to the Assembly without delay. 5. Any delegate whose credentials are contested shall take his seat provisionally with the same rights as other delegates until the Assembly has reached a decision in his
1. Unless the Assembly decides to the contrary, all its sittings shall be in public.
2. The President may authorize members of the public to be admitted to the galleries. They shall remain seated and silent. Members of the public shall leave the galleries when the Assembly holds a closed sitting.
1. Non-members of the Assembly may be invited by the President to address the Assembly, with the consent of the Standing Committee.
2. Non-members of the Assembly may be invited by the President to attend sessions of the Assembly as observers. Subject to the decision of the President, non-members of the Assembly shall leave the chamber during closed sittings.
A. POSSIBLE REMEDIAL REVISIONS TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC ASSEMBLY-Continued
1. No delegate shall address the Assembly unless called upon by the President.
2. Rapporteurs presenting reports of their Committees
3. The list of speakers for each item on the orders of the
4. When the time available for debate seem insufficient
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2. Rapporteurs presenting (reports of) MATTERS
3. The list of speakers for each item on the orders of the day
4. When the time available for debate seems insufficient
5. If the time available for the debate has not been exhausted after the last speaker on the list has finished, other delegates may be allowed to speak. They will be permitted to speak for, at the most, the same length of time as that allowed to other speakers.
6. The Chairman and Rapporteurs of the Committee whose reports are being debated have the right to reply to points made in discussion at the end of a debate.
7. When amendments are being debated, no speech may last for more than five minutes and no delegate may speak more than once.
8. No delegate may speak for more than three minutes on an explanation of vote.
1. No speaker shall be interrupted without his consent, except for the purpose of calling him to order.
2. If a speaker does not keep to the subject of the debate, only the President may call him to order and, if the speaker persists, withdraw his right to speak.
Anyone raising a point of order or any personal matter, or moving the adjournment or any other motion, may be called upon by the President to speak briefly on it. A right of reply is also permitted. The point raised, or motion made, shall then be decided upon immediately without debate.
6. The Chairman and Rapporteurs of the Committee whose (reports) RECOMMENDATIONS, TIONS, OPINIONS, OR ORDERS are being debated have the right to reply to points made in discussion at
the end of a debate.