Each sitting day the Clerk announces to the Assembly the terms of any petitions lodged.
Petitions that have been presented to the Legislative Assembly are called "paper petitions".
A copy of every petition lodged with the Clerk and received by the Assembly is referred to the relevant Minister.
The Minister must respond to the petition within three months of the tabling of the petition.
This is done by the Minister lodging a response with the Clerk for presentation to the Assembly and those responses
are announced at the end of the petitions announcement.