The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is appointed under Standing Order 215. It was appointed on 4 July 2019.
The Committee may inquire into and report on any matter referred to it by either the House or a Minister, including any pre-legislation proposal, bill, motion, petition, vote or expenditure, other financial matter, report or document.
Appointed under Standing Order 215, the Committee consists of five government Members and three non-government Members. Each House committee may have its membership supplemented by up to four Members for a particular inquiry, with a maximum of two extra government and two extra opposition or non-aligned Members. Supplementary members shall have the same participatory rights as other members, but may not vote.