Speaker Outlines Rules for Parliamentary Term

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Tuesday 27th March, 2018 – The Speaker of the House of Representatives laid out the rules under which the House of Representatives will abide in the new parliamentary term.

As members of the Lower House of Parliament were sworn in on Monday, Sir Gerald Watt, who returns for a second term as Speaker warned MPs that what he has observed in another setting, will not be tolerated within his chamber.

Sir Gerald Watt also wants this session of Parliament to be government by modern standing orders.

Standing Orders are instructions or prescribed procedures in force permanently or until changed or canceled.