|Secret sitting of the Assembly
||188. (1) On a request being made for a secret sitting of the
Assembly by any member, the Speaker in consultation with
the Leader of the House, will decide necessity of such a
sitting and if it is so decided, fix a day or part thereof for
sitting of the Assembly in secret.
||(2) When the Assembly sits in secret no stranger shall be
permitted to be present in the Chamber, Lobby or Galleries:
||Provided that persons authorised by the Speaker may
be present in the Chamber, Lobby or Galleries.
|Report of the
||189. The Speaker may cause a report of the proceedings
of a secret sitting to be issued in such manner as he/she
thinks fit, but no other person present shall keep a note or
record of any proceedings or decision of a secret sitting,
whether in part or full or issue any report of, or purport to
describe, such proceedings.
||190. The procedure in all other respects in connection with
a secret sitting shall be in accordance with such directions
as the Speaker may give.
|Lifting of ban
||191. (1) When it is considered that the necessity for
maintaining secrecy in regard to the proceedings of a secret
sitting has ceased to exist and subject to the consent of the
Speaker, a motion may be moved by the Leader of the
House or any member authorised by him/her that the
proceedings in the Assembly during a secret sitting be no
longer treated as secret.
||(2) On adoption by the Assembly of the motion under subrule
(1), the Principal Secretary shall cause to be prepared a report of the proceedings of the secret sitting, and shall,
as soon as practicable, publish it in such form and manner
as the Speaker may direct.
||192. Subject to the provisions of the rule 191 disclosure of
proceedings or decisions of a secret sitting by any person
in any manner shall be treated as a gross breach of privilege
of the House.