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Privileges, Immunities and Powers of Parliament Committee


Inquiry into the preparation of appropriate rules and regulations for prescription by Parliament according to section 69 of the Constitution

NP-Paper No.19/2009


That the Parliament under Standing Order 73 resolves to appoint a Special Select Committee to forthwith prepare appropriate rules and regulations for prescription by Parliament according to Section 69 of the Constitution and not withstanding anything contrary in the Standing Orders for the purposes of this inquiry:

(a) The Committee shall comprise only Members of Parliament appointed by the Speaker;

(b) The Committee shall submit its draft report to the Parliamentary House Committee for its examination and approval and it shall report to Parliament under the provisions of Standing Order 70(1);

(c) The Committee shall have power:

(i) to adjourn from time to time,

(ii) to adjourn from place to place ,

(iii) to send for and examine persons, papers, records and things,

(iv) to make visits of inspection,

(v) to request the attendance of and examine members of the House,

(d) The Committee shall take all evidence in public unless the Committee decides otherwise;

(e) Members may at any time be discharged from the Committee by the Speaker, and other members appointed or addedd;

(f) The Clerk is to fix the time and place for the first meeting of the Committee in such manner as the Clerk thinks fit;

(g) Any persons or body may make wirtten or recorded submissions to the Committee with respect to the inquiry and the Committee has power to authorize publication, before presentation to the House, of submissions received and evidence taken, and;

(h) The Committee may authorize the tape recording of its public hearings and require an official record to be prepared by Hansard.




Hon. Patterson Oti - Chairman

Hon. Rev. Leslie Boseto - Member

Hon. Milner Tozaka - Member

Hon. Steve Abana - Member

Hon. Clement Kengava - Member

Hon. Bernard Ghiro - Member

Hon. Japhet Waipora - Member

Hon. Patrick Vahoe - Member

Appointed:28 February 2008, on a motion moved by Hon. Patteson Oti on 17 August 2007 when he was the Minister for Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Immigration. Hon. Oti is currently the MP for Temotu Nende.

Authority: SO 73, Standing Orders of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands

Contact: Enquiries can be directed to the Committee Secretary, Phone: (677) 23424 Fax: (677) 23080

Address: National Patliament Office, P.O. Box G19, Honiara, Solomon Islands



On 26 August 2008, The special Select Committee on Privileges, Immunities and Powers of Parliament ended its hearings into the Inquiry to prepare appropriate rules and regulations for prescription by Parliament according to Section 69 of the Constitution.

On 2 September 2008, The Committee resolved to make transcripts of its public hearings availbale via this website.

The Committee heard from five witnesses. Listed below are transcripted of the five witnesses.

1. Professor Don Patteson & Mr. Joseph Foukona

2. Mr.Frank Kabui

3. Mr. Andrew Radclyffe

4. Mr. John Evans

5. Sir Nathaniel Waena

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