ATC120425: Report First Report Of The Rules Committee Of The National Assembly, 2012

Rules of the National Assembly

FIRST REPORT OF THE RULES COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, 2012

 

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr M V Sisulu, presents the first Report of the Rules Committee for 2012.

 

The Rules Committee, having met on 18 April 2012 to consider proposed adjustments to the National Assembly Rules, reports as follows:

 

A.         Rule adjustments to increase the number of statements by members and ministerial responses

 

Rule 105(5) to be amended to read as follows:

 

The process in Subrule (4) must continue until statements by members are exhausted or fifteen statements have been made, whichever occurs first.

 

Rule 105(9) to be amended to read as follows:

 

A maximum of six Ministers may be given an opportunity to respond to members’ statements.

 

B.         Rule adjustment to determine the order and time allocated for party responses to executive statements

 

Rule 106(5) to be replaced with the following rule:

 

Following any executive statement, a member of each of the parties may comment on the executive statement according to the time and order determined by the Rules Committee.

 

 

 

C.         Rule adjustment to appoint chairpersons of extended public committees

 

Rule 33 to be replaced with the following rule:

 

The Chair of an extended public committee may be taken by a House Chairperson or a member appointed by the Speaker for that purpose.

 

Report to be considered.

 

 

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