New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Speakers' Rulings

Rulings from the Speaker show how the Standing Orders have been applied and interpreted. Significant rulings made since 1867 are published as Speakers’ Rulings.  

The 2017 edition is provided below.  Previous versions of Speakers' Rulings are also available.

The rulings guide debate and help the House and Select Committees conduct their business smoothly and efficiently, and in line with good process.