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A query in a formal debate or meeting as to whether correct procedure is being followed.

*‘The member did not say whether that was a point of order or a supplementary question.’**‘Whether the points of order are valid is a completely different question.’**‘In his point of order the member asked whether the Minister addressed the question.’**‘I want to raise with you a point of order about questioning the decisions of the Speaker.’**‘The member cannot do that by way of a point of order, because the question itself is in order.’**‘The point is that it is not for the Prime Minister to answer a question raised in a point of order.’**‘I ask the senior Government whip whether she interjected during the point of order.’**‘I wonder whether he will stand up on a point of order and say that it is not him, so that we can cross one off.’**‘The second part of the point of order was not a point of order; it is a matter for debate.’**‘How many Protestants would put aside their theological points of order for the sake of church unity?’**‘He did refer to the Greens, but I do not recall him referring to you since the other point of order.’**‘Charlie had to take a point of order there and then, and make a personal explanation later.’**‘I listened carefully to the points of order, and also to the questions and the answer.’**‘No, the member is putting his own construction on the question, and that is not a point of order.’**‘The point of order will be that that question was addressed in her capacity as the party leader.’**‘Of course the member has the right to raise a point of order if he wants to take objection to a question.’**‘The correct procedure when there is a point of order is that it is heard in silence.’**‘I intend to take the vote and then I will hear the points of order.’**‘If members cannot make their points of order succinctly, then we should move on with parliamentary business.’**‘What I suggest is that you hear the points of order in silence and rule at the end, rather than egging on your old team.’*

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