Chapter 10 - Debate

References to committees

While it is generally considered inappropriate in debate in the Senate to prejudge the findings or recommendations of a committee, there is nothing to prevent debate canvassing issues which are before committees (statement by President Reid, SD, 27/10/1997, p. 8064).

Uncompleted committee of the whole proceedings on a bill, however, may not be debated (SO 119).

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