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Motion Estimates Committee and Government Owned Corporations Committee Terms of Reference 2008-2009



Motion Estimates Committee and Government Owned Corporations Committee Terms of Reference 2008-2009

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Tabled By Delia Lawrie


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(d) on Friday 20 June, 2008 commencing at 8.30am and adjourning at 1 pm; and (e) the Committee may suspend the hearings from time to time. 18. The Estimates Committee may sit only when the Assembly is not sitting. D. HEARING PROCEDURE 19. All hearings of the Estimates Committee are open to the public unless the Committee otherwise orders. 20. The Committee will consider proposed expenditure on an output by output basis, following procedures agreed to by the Estimates Committee in accordance with the other provisions of this Order and Standing Orders. 21. Unless the Committee otherwise determines, the Minister (or Speaker) may make an opening statement lasting up to five (5) minutes which may be extended with the leave of the Committee. 22. Members of the Committee may ask for explanations from a Minister (or Speaker) relating to proposed expenditure and outputs. 23. The Minister (or Speaker) who has been asked for explanations may be assisted, where necessary, by officers in the provision of relevant information. 24. Officers may answer questions at the request of the Minister, but shall not be required to comment on policy matters. 25. Questions and explanations should be brief and avoid irrelevance and tedious repetition. E. QUESTIONS TAKEN ON NOTICE AT HEARINGS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 26. The Minister (or Speaker) may advise the Estimates Committee that an answer to a question or part of a question will be provided later to the Committee. At that time the Chairman shall note the question or that part of the question taken on notice and any clarification required. The 4