The National Assembly is made up of representatives of elected political parties who sit within the walls of Parliament to represent the interests of the population. To do its work in an efficient, effective and transparent manner, the National Assembly is governed by a set of rules and guidelines known as parliamentary Standing Orders.
According to the Interpretation and General Clauses Act subsidiary legislation is defined as any proclamation, rule, regulation, order, by-law, resolution, notice, notification, direction or other instrument , made under or by virtue of any Act, and having legislative effect; and ‘rule’ includes rule of court.
Parliamentary Procedure in the National Assembly of Guyana has been evolving since Guyana attained Independence on May 26, 1966 and more so 2003 to present. The definitions in the Glossary are presented for information purposes only. They do not constitute a procedural authority.