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A paper on which the day's business for a legislative assembly is entered.
- ‘This means that the report will be on the Order Paper for debate next sitting day, after questions and any urgent debate.’
- ‘There will be a lot of questions on the Order Paper tomorrow, because New Zealanders want to know the answer.’
- ‘Here he was today in Parliament, large as life, and there was not one single question on the Order Paper from the Leader of the Opposition.’
- ‘I do not want to have to ask Ministers to leave the Chamber, because they may have other questions on the Order Paper to answer.’
- ‘There were two questions on the Order Paper today to the Minister of Police and one to the Minister of Internal Affairs.’
die on the Order Paper
(of a bill) fail to be voted on before the end of a legislative session.
- ‘A controversial amendment to the Copyright Act that extended copyright on unpublished works of authors who died before 1948, died on the order paper.’
- ‘The other is that it embody a commitment to habitat protection, provision for which was missing from the Government's last attempt at endangered species legislation, Bill C-65, which died on the Order Paper in 1997.’
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