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Inquiry into the Maintenance of the Standing and Sessional Orders

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On 24 June 2013, the Standing Committee on Procedure tabled its report, Maintenance of the standing and sessional orders.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 4 chapters, and 1 appendix.

Maintenance of the Standing and Sessional Orders

Preliminary pages (PDF 86KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 54KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 104KB)
Refinements to improve efficiency of proceedings

Chapter 3 (PDF 125KB)
Technical amendments

Chapter 4 (PDF 100KB)
Other issues

Appendix A (PDF 173KB)
Proposed amendments to the standing orders

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