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Monday, 13 May 1985
Page: 1788


Senator HARRADINE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate, noting the fifth report of 1985 of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills, relating to the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985-

(a) directs that Committee, when dealing with a private senator's Bill, to take all appropriate measures to enable that senator to participate, without voting, in its deliberations on the Bill, to make available to that senator any submissions which the Committee has received on the Bill and any comments on the Bill which the Committee is considering reporting to the Senate, to provide that senator with an opportunity to be heard orally or in writing in relation to such submissions or proposed comments before the Committee makes any report to the Senate on the Bill, and to ensure that the senator is advised of the approximate time of presentation of the report and is provided with a copy thereof at the same time as it is received by members of the Committee; and

(b) directs that Committee to confine itself strictly to the criteria for reporting on Bills contained in the resolution appointing the Committee, and not to comment upon matters relating to the policy of Bills.