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Wednesday, 13 November 2002
Page: 6246

Senator MACKAY (Tasmania) (3.42 p.m.)—At the request of Senator Hogg, I move:

That standing order 21 be amended to read as follows:

(1) A House Committee, consisting of the President, the Deputy President and 5 senators, shall be appointed at the commencement of each Parliament, with power to act during recess, and to confer and sit as a joint committee with a similar committee of the House of Representatives.

(2) The committee may consider any matter relating to the provision of facilities in Parliament House referred to it by the Senate or by the President.

(3) The President shall be the chair of the committee.

Question agreed to.