Parliamentary record : Part I debates (17 June 1986)
Debates for 4th Assembly 1983 - 1987; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 4th Assembly 1983 - 1987
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DEBATES - Tuesday 17 June 1986 6) The committee shall elect a government member as chairman. 7) The chairman of the committee may, from time to time, appoint a member of the committee to be the deputy chairman of the committee, and the member so appointed shall act as chairman of the committee at any time when there is no chairman or when the chairman is not present at a meeting of the committee. 8) In the event of an equality of voting, the chairman, or the deputy chairman when acting as chairman, shall have a casting vote. 9) The committee shall have power to appoint subcommittees and to refer to any such subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine. 10) Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum of the committee and two members of a subcommittee shall constitute a quorum of the subcommittee. 11) The committee or any subcommittee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to adjourn from place to place, to meet and transact business in public or private session and to sit during any adjournment of the Assembly. 12) The committee shall be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it. Unless otherwise ordered by the committee, a daily Hansard shall be published of such proceedings of the committee as take place in public. 13) The committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that all members have not been appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy. 14) The committee shall have leave to report from time to time and to report its proceedings and evidence taken; and any member of the committee shall have power to add a protest or dissent to any report. 15) Unless otherwise ordered by the committee, all documents received by the committee during its inquiry shall remain in the custody of the Assembly: provided that, on the application of a department or person, any document, if not likely to be further required, may, in the Speaker's discretion, be returned to the department or person from whom it was obtained. 16) The committee shall be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and shall be empowered, with the approval of the Speaker, to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee. 17) The foregoing provisions of this resolution so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders. 16
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