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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:13 pm 
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Suspension of Members of the Bundestag
(1) The President may order a Member of the Bundestag who
has committed a serious breach of order or failed to respect
the dignity of the Bundestag to leave the Chamber for the
remainder of the sitting even if he or she has not been
called to order or no fine has been imposed. Before the sitting
is closed the President shall announce for how many
sitting days the Member in question will be suspended.
A Member of the Bundestag may be suspended for up to
thirty sitting days.

(2) The Member concerned shall immediately leave the Chamber.
If he or she refuses to obey the order, the President
shall indicate to the Member that this behaviour will result
in a prolongation of the suspension.

(4) The Member concerned shall also be excluded from committee
meetings for the duration of his or her suspension.

(5) If the Member concerned attempts unlawfully to take part
in sittings of the Bundestag or meetings of its committees,
the second sentence of paragraph (3) shall apply mutatis
mutandis.

Summoning of a member of the Federal Government
The Bundestag may, upon the motion of a parliamentary
group or upon the motion of five per cent of the Members of
the Bundestag, who shall be present, decide that a member
of the Federal Government be summoned.

Putting questions
The President shall put questions in such a manner that
they can be answered with either „Yes“ or „No“. As a rule,
they shall be so worded as to elicit whether approval is
given or withheld. Leave may be asked to raise a point of
order as regards the form of the question. If an objection is
raised to the form proposed, the Bundestag shall decide.

Summoning of a member of the Federal Government to
committee meetings

The right of a committee to demand the presence of a member
of the Federal Government shall also apply if the person
concerned is to be heard at a public meeting. The decision
on a motion to that effect shall be taken at a meeting
that is not open to the public.


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