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Inquiry Details

Support for committees in the preparation of draft bills

This inquiry lapsed due to the prorogation of the 55th Parliament.
Referred by the President. Reported to the House LC Minutes 12 August 2014 1. That the Procedure Committee inquire into and report on the operation of standing order 226(3), including: (a) the requirement that a committee obtain the approval of the relevant Minister to use Parliamentary Counsel’s Office to draft a bill, and (b) in the event that there is no change to the standing order and the approval of the relevant Minister is not obtained, alternatives to the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office for a committee to seek assistance in drafting a bill. 2. That the Committee report by Friday 20 November 2014.

1. That the Procedure Committee inquire into and report on the operation of standing order 226(3), including: (a) the requirement that a committee obtain the approval of the relevant Minister to use Parliamentary Counsel’s Office to draft a bill, and (b) in the event that there is no change to the standing order and the approval of the relevant Minister is not obtained, alternatives to the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office for a committee to seek assistance in drafting a bill. 2. That the Committee report by Friday 20 November 2014.


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