One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A paper on which the day's business for a legislative assembly is entered.
- ‘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.’
- ‘There will be a lot of questions on the Order Paper tomorrow, because New Zealanders want to know the answer.’
- ‘This means that the report will be on the Order Paper for debate next sitting day, after questions and any urgent debate.’
- ‘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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘A controversial amendment to the Copyright Act that extended copyright on unpublished works of authors who died before 1948, died on the order paper.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.