The Legislature makes laws for the peace, order and good government of St Helena. The Legislature of St Helena consists of Her Majesty the Queen and the Legislature Council (Sec: 47 of the Constitution).

The Legislative Council consists of:

  • A Speaker
  • A deputy Speaker
  • Twelve Elected Members, and
  • Three (non-voting) Ex-Officio’s namely, the chief Secretary, Financial Secretary and Attorney General.

Section 61 of the Constitution provides for meetings of the Legislative Council. Further details regarding the regulation and conduct of meetings are set out in the Standing Orders of the Legislative Council made in accordance with Section 68 of the Constitution. The St Helena Legislative Council endeavours to meet at least four times per year.

Sessional Papers are reports and papers which have been tabled ‘in the house’ (i.e. in Formal Legislative Council) and deposited with the clerk of councils. These papers include Bills for Ordinances, annual financial reports of the St Helena Government and various other entities (e.g. the St Helena National Trust, St Helena Fisheries Corporation, etc), the Estimates, reports of the Public Accounts Committee, St Helena Audit Reports, etc. Once tabled, Sessional Papers become public documents and as such are posted here.

Sessional Papers 2017

Sessional Paper 30 – PAC Report to LegCo – May 2017

Sessional Papers 2016

Sessional Paper 63 – SHG Response to PAC Reports Dec 16

Sessional Paper 62 – Appendix – LegCo Code of Conduct – Investigative Commission

Sessional Paper 61 – SHFC Report & Accounts for FYE 31.03.16

Sessional Paper 60 – LegCo Proceedings – 18 September 2016

Sessional Paper 59 – LegCo Proceedings – 18 July 2016

Sessional Paper 58 – LegCo Proceedings – 18 May 2016

Sessional Paper 57 – Bill – Customs and Excise Amendment

Sessional Paper 56 – Bill – Road Traffic

Sessional Paper 55 – Bill – Financial Services Amendment

Sessional Paper 54 – Bill – Marriage

Sessional Paper 53 – Bill – Bulk Fuel Agency Repeal

Sessional Paper 52 – Bill – Factories Repeal

Sessional Paper 51 – Public Dances Repeal

Sessional Paper 50 – Bill – Motor Vehicle Third Party Insurance Amendment

Sessional Paper 49 – Second Supplementary Estimates 2016-17

Sessional Paper 48 – Bill – Second Supplementary Appropriation 2016-17

Sessional Paper 47 – Bill – Food Safety 2016

Sessional Paper 46 – SHAS Management Letter to LegCo – Financial Statements 2014-15

Sessional Paper 45 – SHG Financial Statements 2014-15

Sessional Paper 44 – PAC Report to LegCo on Formal PAC held on 3 October 2016 – Expenditure in Excess

Sesional Paper 43 – PAC Report to LegCo on Formal PAC held on 3 October 2016

Sessional Paper 42 – Bill – EPO Amendment 2016

Sessional Paper 41 – SHG Response to PAC Reports

Sessional Paper 40 – Statements of Expenditure in Excess – FYs 2011 – 2016

Sessional Paper 39 – Schedule of Special Warrants 2016-17

Sessional Paper 38 – SHAS – Management Ltr to LegCo – Financial Statements 2013-14

Sessional Paper 37 – SHG Financial Statements 2013-2014

Sessional Paper 36 – Bill – Ports

Sessional Paper 35 – PAC Report to LegCo on Formal PAC held on 10th & 11th May and in Camera Session held on 22 March

Sessional Paper 34 – LegCo Proceedings – 12 February 2016

Sessional Paper 33 – Revised SHG Guarantee to BOSH – Hotel Development

Sessional Paper 32 – Order to rectify EPO

Sessional Paper 31 – Bill – First Supplementary Appropriation 2016-17

Sessional Paper 30 – Bill – Currency (Amendment) 2016

Sessional Paper 29 – Bill – Criminal Procedure (Amendment) 2016

Sessional Paper 28 – Bill – Courts (Extension of Jurisdiction) 2016

Sessional Paper 27 – Supplementary Estimates 2016-17

Sessional Paper 26 – Bill – Road Traffic (Amendment) 2016

Sessional Paper 25 – SHAS – Managing Grants & Subsidies – Performance Audit Mar 16

Sessional Paper 24 – Statutory Report on English Law 2015

Sessional Paper 23 – Bill – Welfare of Children (Amendment)

Sessional Paper 22 – Estimates – Appropriation 2016

Sessional Paper 21 – Bill – Appropriation 2016

Sessional Paper 20 – LegCo Code of Conduct Mar 16

Sessional Paper 19 – Estimates – Second Supplementary Appropriation 2016

Sessional Paper 18 – Bill – Second Supplementary Appropriation 2016

Sessional Paper 17 – Bill – Aviation (General Amendment)

Sessional Paper 16 – LegCo Proceedings – 16.11.15

Sessional Paper 15 – LegCo Proceedings – 13.11.15

Sessional Paper 14 – LegCo Proceedings – 24.07.15

Sessional Paper 13 – LegCo Proceedings – 8 July 2015

Sessional Paper 12 – SHAS Strategic Audit Plan 2016-2019

Sessional Paper 11 – Repurt by Deputy Speaker – complaint by Trevor Graham

Sessional Paper 10 – Schedule of Special Warrants 2015-16

Sessional Paper 9 – Estimates – Supplementary Appropriation 2016

Sessional Paper 8 – Bill – Supplementary Appropriation 2016

Sessional Paper 7 – SHAS – ESH Financial Statements 2013-14

Sessional Paper 6 – SHAS – ESH Financial Statements 2014-15

Sessional Paper 5 – SHAS – SHFC Report & Accounts for FY 2014-15

Sessional Paper 4 – Procurement Regulations V 1.3 Nov 15

Sessional Paper  3 – Public Accounts Committee Report on Formal PAC Mtg of 11.11.15

Sessional Paper 2 – Public Accounts Committee Report – Review of SHG Accounts 2012-13 & Audit Man Letter

Sessional Paper 1 – St Helena National Trust 2014-15  – Annual Report & Financial Statements