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Division of the house is a parliamentary mechanism which calls for a rising vote, wherein the members of the house literally divide into groups indicating a vote in favor of or in opposition to a motion on the floor. This was the method used to decide motions in the Roman Senate (and was occasionally used in democratic Athens), and the appropriate motion for a division of the house under Robert's Rules of Order is to "call for a division". Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that Division of the house be merged into this article or section. ... The Roman Senate (Latin, Senatus) was a deliberative body which was important in the government of both the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. ... The Athenian democracy was a democratic government in the city-state Athens and its surrounding lands in Attica, Greece; usually considered to have lasted from the late-6th to the late-4th century BC. During the 5th century BC, the population of Athens may well have comprised some 300,000...


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Division (vote) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1583 words)
Division of the house is a parliamentary mechanism which calls for a rising vote, wherein the members of the house literally divide into groups indicating a vote in favour of or in opposition to a motion on the floor.
In the House of Commons, the Speaker states "The Question is that…", then proposing the question.
The quorum for divisions is three Lords on a procedural vote and thirty Lords on a substantive one.
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