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Standing Order 77:

  1. There shall be a standing select committee, to be styled the Public Accounts Committee, to consider reports of the Auditor General -
    1. on the accounts of the Government;
    2. on such other accounts required to be laid before the House as the committee may think fit; and
    3. on any matter incidental to the performance of his duties or the exercise of his powers as the committee may think fit.
  2. The Public Accounts Committee shall be nominated by the House at the beginning of a new session following a general election and consist of five elected Members. The quorum shall be three Members, including the chairman.
  3. Upon its receipt by the Speaker, a report mentioned in paragraph (1) shall be deemed to have been referred by the House to the Public Accounts Committee for consideration and shall forthwith be distributed to all Members and shall become a public document.
  4. In accordance with Standing Order 72, the Public Accounts Committee may call any public officer or, in the case of a report on the accounts of or relating to a non-Government body or organisation, any member or servant of that body or organisation, to give information or any explanation or to produce any records or documents which the Committee may require in the performance of their duties.
  5. The Public Accounts Committee shall make their report upon the report of the Auditor General on the accounts of Government before the Auditor General’s report is laid on the Table of the House and both the Committee’s report and the Auditor General’s report shall be laid at the same time.
  6. Subject to these Standing Orders, the practice and procedure of the Public Accounts Committee shall be determined by the Committee.
  7. The Government Minute shall be laid on the Table of the House within three months of the laying of the report of the Committee and of the report of the Auditor General to which it relates.
  8. The Auditor General, the Deputy Financial Secretary and the Chief Accountant shall be in attendance when Controlling Officers or other persons are providing information or explanations to the Committee.
  9. Notwithstanding Standing Order 74, the report of the Public Accounts Committee shall be deemed to have been agreed to.

 

Members of the Standing Public Accounts Committee as of October 2015

  • Mr. Ezzard Miller, Elected Member for North Side — Chairman
  • Mr. Roy McTaggart, Second Elected Member for George Town — Deputy Chairman
  • Mr. Joseph Hew, Sixth Elected Member for George Town
  • Mr. Winston C. Connolly, Jr., Fifth Elected Member for George Town
  • Capt. Eugene Ebanks, Fourth Elected Member for West Bay

 

Members of the Standing Public Accounts Committee as of June 2013

  • Mr. Roy McTaggart, Second Elected Member for George Town — Chairman
  • Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, Leader of the Opposition, First Elected Member for West Bay
  • Capt. Eugene Ebanks, Fourth Elected Member for West Bay
  • Mr. Joseph Hew, Sixth Elected Member for George Town
  • Mr. Winston C. Connolly, Jr., Fifth Elected Member for George Town

 

Members of the Standing Public Accounts Committee as of May 2013

  • Mr. Roy McTaggart, Second Elected Member for George Town — Chairman
  • Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, Leader of the Opposition, First Elected Member for West Bay
  • Mr. Alva H. Scukoo, Fourth Elected Member for Bodden Town
  • Mr. Joseph Hew, Sixth Elected Member for George Town
  • Mr. Winston C. Connolly, Jr., Fifth Elected Member for George Town

Initial Updated: 2013-09-24 

Last Updated: 2016-01-19