Chapter 12 - Standing Order No 70 - Content of petitions
Standing Order No. 70
Content of petitions
- No reference may be made in a petition to any debate in Parliament of the same session, unless it is relevant to the petition.
- A petition must be respectful, decorous and temperate in its language, and must not contain language disrespectful to the Parliament.
- A member presenting a petition must be acquainted with its contents, and take care that it is in conformity with the rules and orders of the House.
- A petition must not request, either directly or indirectly, a grant of public money.
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