Monday, December 8, 2014

Other examples of PAC chaired by Opposition Leader



United Kingdom
“By Tradition its Chairman is chosen from the Opposition.”

Erskine May Parliamentary Practice (23rd Edition), Chapter 26, p.784.

India
“The Speaker, for the first time, appointed a member of the Opposition as the Chairman of the Committee for 1967-68. This practice has been continued since then.”

Information on the Public Accounts Committee, prepared by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi, 2004.

Kanada     
“106. Election of Chair and Vice-Chairs.

(1) 
(2)  At the commencement of every session and, if necessary, during the course of a session, each standing or special committee shall elect a Chair and two Vice-Chairs, of whom the Chair shall be a Member of the government party, the first Vice-Chair shall be a Member of the Official Opposition, and the second Vice-Chair shall be a Member of an opposition party other than the Official Opposition party. In the case of the Standing Committees on Public Accounts, on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, on Government Operations and Estimates and on the Status of Women, the Chair shall be a Member of the Official Opposition, the first Vice-Chair shall be a Member of the government party and the second Vice-Chair shall be a Member of an opposition party other than the Official Opposition. In the case of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations, the Joint-Chair acting on behalf of the House shall be a Member of the Official Opposition, the first Vice-Chair shall be a Member of the government party and the second Vice-Chair shall be a Member of an opposition party other than the Official Opposition.”

Peraturan Tetap 106 (2) Parlimen Kanada.

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