British (In Parliament) block the course of a bill by prolonging discussion to the time of adjournment.
- Most private members' bills are talked out before reaching a vote, and on average only eight such bills have been passed in post-war Parliaments.
- Last week, partly thanks to Government opposition, the MP saw his Referendum Bill fail in the House of Commons after it was talked out.
- In Ontario, David Croll did introduce a private member's bill in 1939, but it was talked out during the last pre-war session.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.