Papers, Reports and Petitions
What are Papers?
The Legislative Assembly publishes Papers
- Annual reports of government departments or other bodies and agencies.
- Periodic reports of certain activities or programmes (eg, Reports of Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons).
- Reports by the Office of the Auditor General
- Estimates, accounts and other government financial papers such as the Budget.
What are Reports?
The Legislative Assembly publishes Reports that result from their work and that of their committees, such as:
- Votes and Proceedings - the formal, authoritative record of the decisions taken by the House.
- Committee reports and evidence.
- Register of Members' interests.
- Standing Orders - the rules for conducting business in the House.
What are Petitions?
Petitioning is a formal process involving sending a written appeal to an MLA, following a set format, which is then presented to the Legislative Assembly by the MLA. The text of the petition is published in Hansard.