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Committee on Standing Orders

Schedule 11 of the Government of Wales Bill provided for the National Assembly to produce proposals for standing orders in relation to the proceedings of the Assembly following the 2007 election. Once agreed by the Assembly, these proposals were sent to the Secretary of State for Wales, who formally made the new standing orders. The National Assembly therefore established an advisory committee, under Standing Order 8.1, to recommend standing orders for the newly constituted Assembly. The committee's terms of reference were to:
  • Make every effort to recommend new standing orders, which are capable of securing a two thirds majority approval by plenary;
  • Prepare a report, which shall set out proposed new standing orders for consideration by plenary.
The Committee was to report on or before 31 January 2007 and ceased to exist on the 1 March 2007.

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