Refer Standing Orders to the Standing Orders Committee
House of Representatives - 2nd Session - 10th Republican Parliament
WHEREAS Article (8) of the Trinidad and Tobago (Constitution) Order in Council, 1961 provided that â€¦.. "the Governor shall make and cause to be laid before the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, when they first meet such Standing Orders with respect to the matters mentioned in article 26 of the Constitution as appear to him expedient to enable the Senate and House of Representatives to commence the transaction of their business in an orderly manner, but any such Orders may be amended or revoked by the chamber to which they relate";
AND WHEREAS the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives were made by the Governor in 1961 pursuant to the said Article and laid before the House of Representatives on December 29, 1961;
AND WHEREAS there has never been a comprehensive review of these Standing Orders since they were enacted;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives be referred to the Standing Orders Committee for consideration and report within the current session.
(By the Leader of the House)