Monday, December 8, 2014

Other examples for composition of select committees

“In practice each party’s representation on a committee is equated as nearly as possible to its numerical strength in the House, and consequently the relevant standing orders may change from Parliament to Parliament to reflect election results. Special provision has sometimes been made for independent Members.”
House of Representatives Practice (5th Edition), Chapter 18, p.637.

United Kingdom
“In general the membership of select committees is drawn from the backbenchers.”
Erskine May Parliamentary Practice (23rd Edition), Chapter 26, p.741.

“The Committee consists of not more than 22 members comprising 15 members elected by Lok Sabha every year from amongst its members according to the principle of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote and not more than 7 members of Rajya Sabha elected by that House in like manner are associated with the Committee.”
Information on the Public Accounts Committee, prepared by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi, 2004.

New Zealand
182 Membership of committees

   (1) The overall membership of select committees must, so far as reasonably practicable, be proportional to party membership in the House.
Peraturan Tetap 182 (1) Parlimen New Zealand.


82. (1) Every Select Committee shall be so far as is practicable, the balance between the parties within the House is reflected in the Committee.
Peraturan Tetap 82 (1) Dewan Rakyat.

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