Chapter 22 - Instructions to committees

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Standing Orders

149 Effect of instruction

An instruction empowers a committee to consider matters not otherwise referred to it, or extends or restricts its order of reference.

150 Instructions on bills

(1) An instruction may be given to a committee to divide a bill into 2 or more bills, or to consolidate several bills into one.

(2) An instruction may be given to a committee on a bill to amend an existing Act to consider amendments which are not relevant to the subject matter of the bill but are relevant to the subject matter of the Act it is proposed to amend.

151 Notice required

An instruction requires notice, and in respect of a committee of the whole may be moved only before going into committee.

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