House of Representatives Committees

Standing Committee on Procedure

Provision for Members to make short speeches in the Main Committee

Appendix 1

SURVEY ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS TO RAISE MATTERS

The committee received 57 responses from Members. The results are as follows:

1.
Do you feel present speaking opportunities are sufficient for you to raise constituency matters?
2(a).
Do you support an extension of the sittings of the Main Committee to 1.30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday for a half an hour debate on a motion “That the Main Committee do now adjourn”?
2(b).
If so, what speech limits should apply?
3(a).
Do you support additional meetings of the Main Committee between 1pm and 2pm on Monday and Tuesday for Members' constituency statements?
3(b).
If so, what speech time limits should apply?
4.
Of the above two options, do you have a preference?
5(a).
Do you support more opportunities for 90 second statements?
5(b).
If so, should additional periods occur on


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