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THE STANDING ORDERS OF THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENT OF SOLOMON ISLANDS

PART A - INTERPRETATION
1. Interpretation
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  1. In these Orders, unless the context otherwise requires
    1. "Clerk" means the Clerk of the Parliament and includes any assistant to the Clerk acting as such on the authority of the Speaker;
    2. "the Constitution" means the Constitution of Solomon Islands set out in the Schedule to the Solomon Islands Independence Order 1978;

    3. "Mace" means the mace of Parliament;

    4. "Member" means a Member of Parliament elected in accordance with section 47 of the Constitution;

    5. "Minister" means a member of the Cabinet;

    6. "Parliament" means the National Parliament of Solomon Islands;

    7. "Speaker" means any person presiding in Parliament in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution;

  2. In these Orders, unless the context otherwise requires, reference to printing shall include all mechanical, electrical and photographic methods of reproducing words in visible form.
  3. Subject to the provisions of paragraph (1) of this order, expressions used in these Orders shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the same meanings as in the Constitution.
PART B MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF PARLIAMENT
2. OATH OR AFFIRMATION OF ALLEGIANCE
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  1. No Member shall be permitted to take part in the proceedings of Parliament (other than proceedings necessary for the purposes of this order and section 63 of the Constitution) until he has made the oath or affirmation of allegiance prescribed by that section.
  2. On the first day of the first session of a new Parliament the Clerk shall administer the oath or affirmation of allegiance to each Member by calling before him in alphabetical order the Members elected to serve in that Parliament.
  3. The Clerk shall administer the oath or affirmation of allegiance prescribed by section 63 of the Constitution to any Member who has during the course of a session been elected to serve in Parliament at the first sitting at which such Member attends.