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FINANCE AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS-STANDING COMMITTEE-AUTHORITY TO PRESENT REPORTS WHEN SENATE NOT SITTING

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations (Senator Coates), pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved- (1) That, if the Senate be not sitting when the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations has completed any of its Reports, the Committee may send the Reports to the President, or, if the President is unable to act, to the Deputy-President, and, in that event- (a) the Reports shall be deemed to have been presented to the Senate;

(b) the publication of the Reports is authorised by this Resolution;

(c) the President or the Deputy-President, as the case may be, may give directions for the printing and circulation of the Reports; and

(d) the President or the Deputy-President, as the case may be, shall lay the Reports upon the Table at the next sitting of the Senate.

(2) That the foregoing provisions of this Resolution, insofar as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.

Question-put and passed.