Standing Order No 217 - Sub-committees
Standing Order No. 217
(1) Where the resolution appointing a committee makes provision for sub-committees, a committee has power to appoint sub-committees consisting of two or more of its members:
(a) to assist the committee in the exercise of any of its functions, or
(b) to investigate and report on any matter referred to the committee.
(2) A sub-committee has the same powers as the committee appointing it.
(3) The committee is to appoint one of its members to act as Chair of any sub-committee and the member appointed has a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, a casting vote.
(4) Unless otherwise ordered, the quorum of a sub-committee is two, of whom one must be a government member and one a non-government member.
(5) A sub-committee is to report to the committee on any matter referred to it by the committee. The committee may adopt the report, reject the report, or adopt the report with variations.
(6) A sub-committee is to conduct its meetings and business in the same manner as the committee appointing it.
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