40. The rules governing debate in the Dáil sitting in Committee, and in Committees of the Dáil shall, save as elsewhere provided, be those governing the proceedings of the Dáil. In cases of grave disorder or obstruction on Committees a member may be suspended, but this may only be done by the Dáil to whom report shall be made.
41. In addition to the Committees consisting of the whole of the Dáil, the Dáil may appoint Special Committees upon motions appearing on the Agenda. Such motion shall, save as otherwise provided in these Standing Orders, specifically state the terms of reference to the Committee, define the powers devolved upon them, nominate the members, to act upon them, state the quorum in each case, and, if necessary, fix a date upon which they shall report back to the Dáil.
42. Committees shall, as far as possible, be representative of all parties of opinion in the Dáil.
43. Bills not considered by the Dáil sitting in Committee may be referred to Committees appointed from time to time for that purpose.
44. The Dáil may discharge any members of Committees in case of nonattendance and appoint other members in substitution for them.