Paper Laid

“Paper” means any printed or electronic material laid on the Table of the County Assembly or a committee of the County Assembly pursuant to any law or these Standing Orders or any other material as the Speaker may determine;

Papers Laid refers to the procedure through which certain documents are presented for the first time to Parliament when they are ready for publication. These include most statutory instruments, Assembly Papers as well as the reports of certain statutory bodies. The papers are received in the Journal Office and reported to the Assembly in the daily Votes and Proceedings, after which they are said to have been ‘Laid on the Table of the Assembly’, though they are not actually placed on the Table.