2004 Legislative Session: 5th Session, 37th Parliament

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ORDERS OF THE DAY -- Continued
No. 10 -- Thursday, February 19, 2004 -- 2 p.m.

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87  The Hon. G. Collins to move--
Resolved that the Legislative Assembly adopt the following sessional order:
Practice recommendation No. 11 (Standing Order 47, 47a)

Public Written Questions.

1. Written questions may be submitted by an elected member of a provincial or local public body designated under this order and in accordance with the guidelines established by Mr. Speaker. Questions submitted in writing to the Office of the Speaker by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday are eligible to be drawn on Thursday. Five questions drawn by the Speaker which conform to the guidelines shall be placed on the Orders of the Day on Monday of each week. A question shall be printed on 2 consecutive weeks unless answered.
2. A Private Member may ask a qualified question of a Minister during Question Period. The Member from whose constituency the question comes will have first refusal to put such question to the appropriate Minister. The Minister may answer the question orally or in writing by filing with the Clerk of the House. Written answers shall be published in the Votes and Proceedings.
3. Questions should relate to current provincial issues and public affairs, be timely, brief and stated without argument or opinion. The submission must not include unparliamentary language and shall be directed to the Minister who has responsibility for the area of interest.

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