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    4.13 Attendance by departmental officers and OQPC drafter (other than for portfolio committee)

    A Bill’s sponsoring Minister decides the extent to which officers of the Minister’s department attend at the House for any stage of the Bill’s progress through the Legislative Assembly. Attendance may involve sitting in the seats made available to departmental officers outside the bar of the House and advising the Minister as the debate proceeds. A policy or instructing officer may also be required to brief members of the Legislative Assembly or interest groups when the Bill is introduced or is about to be, or is being, debated.

    The OQPC drafter may attend the consideration in detail stage of the Bill if requested to do so.

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    Last updated:
    18 May, 2016
    Last reviewed:
    13 November, 2013