The main functions of the Parliamentary Bureau are set out in the Parliament’s Standing Orders (Rule 5.1) as:
(a) to propose the Parliament’s programme of business;
(b) to propose alterations to the daily business list;
(c) to propose the establishment, remit, membership and duration of any committee or sub-committee; and
(d) to determine any question regarding the competence of a committee to deal with a matter and, to determine the lead committee in relation to any matter that falls within the competence of more than one committee.