The mandate of the House of Commons Standing Committee on
Procedure and House Affairs (the “Committee”) is set out in section 108(3)(a) of
Orders of the House of Commons. The Committee also acts
as a striking committee for House standing committees under section 104 of the
Standing Orders, and possesses the powers of examination and inquiry common to
all standing committees under section 108(1)(a) of the Standing Orders.
Under its mandate, the Committee may review and report about
the following matters:
Standing Orders, procedure and practice in the House of Commons and its
election of members to the House of Commons, including reviewing and reporting
on matters related to the Chief Electoral Officer, his or her appointment, and
administration of the House and the provision of services and facilities to members,
reporting in this case to the Speaker and
of Internal Economy;
effectiveness, management and operation of all operations under the joint
administration of both Houses of Parliament, except for the Library of
radio and television broadcasting of the House of Commons and its committees;
in Council appointments made pursuant to Standing Order 110.
In addition to its mandate as outlined in the Standing
Orders, the Committee is responsible for all matters related to referendums,
possesses a role in the electoral boundaries readjustment process, and is the
House of Commons committee to which questions of privilege are referred.