Government Owned Corporation Scrutiny Committee 2009/2010 Terms of Reference
Tabled paper 423
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Tabled by Michael Gunner
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Assembly or as otherwise ordered by the Committee and advised by the Chairman. The Government Owned Corporations Scrutiny Committee may sit only when the Assembly is not sitting. 13. The Committee shall sit on Friday 19 June 2009 for 2 hours from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. 14. HEARING PROCEDURE All hearings of the Committee are open to the public unless the Committee otherwise orders. 15. The Committee will examine the financial and budgetary activities of the Power and Water Corporation following similar procedures to that of the Estimates Committee and in accordance with the provisions of this Order and Standing Orders. 16. Unless the Committee otherwise determines, the Chairman of the Board of the Power and Water Corporation may make an opening statement lasting up to five (5) minutes which may be extended with the leave of the Committee. 17. Members of the Committee may ask questions for the purpose of examining the activities, performance, practices and financial management of the Power and Water Corporation with reference to its Statement of Corporate Intent for 2009/2010. 18. Questions shall be put directly to the Chairman of the Board of the Power and Water Corporation, the Managing Director and other officers may assist the Chairman in the provision of relevant information. 19. The Chairman or other witnesses will advise when evidence is of a commercially sensitive or confidential nature and may request that such evidence be heard 'in camera'. The Chairman of the Committee will invite the Chairman or the witnesses to give the reasons for the request. 20. Questions and explanations should be brief and avoid irrelevance and tedious repetition. 21. QUESTIONS TAKEN ON NOTICE AT HEARINGS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The Chairman of the Power and Water Corporation may advise the Committee that an answer to a question or part of a question will be provided later to the Committee. 22. At that time the Chairman of the Committee shall note the question or that part of the question taken on notice and any clarification required. The text of questions on notice will be distributed to the Chairman of the Power and Water Corporation by the Committee Secretariat. 23. The Chairman of the Power and Water Corporation may also give the Committee additional information about an answer given by the witnesses or on their behalf. 24. The additional information or answer, is to be written and given by a time decided by the Committee and may be included in a volume of additional 25. 2