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PROCEDURE-STANDING COMMITTEE-3RD AND 4TH REPORTS FOR 63RD SESSION

Order of the day read for the consideration of the 3rd and 4th reports of the Procedure Committee for the 63rd session.

3rd report-

Disclosure of in camera evidence-

The Manager of Government Business (Senator Ray) moved-That the guidelines proposed by the Committee, at pages 4 and 5 of the report, for the disclosure of in camera evidence, be adopted.

Debate ensued.

Senator Peter Baume moved an amendment:

Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""the matter of disclosure of in camera evidence be referred to the Procedure Committee for further consideration''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the amendment be agreed to-put and passed.

Main question, as amended, agreed to.

Written questions in estimates committees-

Senator Ray moved-That the procedures proposed by the Committee, at page 8 of the report, for lodging written questions in proceedings of estimates committees, be adopted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

Broadcasting of committee proceedings-

Senator Ray moved-That the proposed order in appendix 4 be adopted, and operate as a continuing order of the Senate.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

4th report-

Notices of motion-

Senator Ray moved-That standing order 76 be amended as follows:

Leave out paragraph (7), insert the following paragraphs:

""(7) A notice shall consist of a clear and succinct proposed resolution or order of the Senate relating to matters within the competence of the Senate, and shall not contain statements, quotations or other matter not strictly necessary to make the proposed resolution or order intelligible.

(8) The President may delete extraneous matter from notices and may require a Senator giving a notice contrary to the standing orders to reframe the notice.''.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.