Chapter 34 - Standing Order No 202 - Person referred to
Standing Order No. 202
Person referred to
(1) Any person who has been referred to in the House by name, or in such a way as to be readily identified, may make a submission in writing to the President, on any one or more of the following grounds, claiming:
(a) that they have been adversely affected:
(b) that they have been injured in occupation, trade, office or financial credit, or
(i) in reputation,
(ii) in respect of dealings or associations with others,
(c) that their privacy has been unreasonably invaded, and requesting that they should be able to include an appropriate response in the parliamentary record.
(2) Where a person makes a submission to the President, the President must, as soon as practicable, consider the submission and decide whether:
(a) to refer the submission to the Privileges Committee for inquiry and report, or
(b) it is inappropriate to be considered by the committee on the grounds that the subject matter of the submission is trivial, frivolous, vexatious or offensive in character.
(3) The President must inform the person in writing of the decision.
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