12.  (1)  If any member is present at a meeting of the Assembly or of any committee of the Assembly at which any matter which is the subject of consideration is a matter in which that member or his immediate family member or his professional or business partner partner is directly or indirectly interested in a private or professional capacity he shall, as soon as is practicable after the commencement of the meeting, disclose such interest and, unless the Assembly or the committee otherwise directs, that members shall not take part in any consideration or discussion of, or vote on, any question touching on such matters.
         (2)  The Chairman may request a member who has declared an interest under subsection (1) to leave the meeting during the time the Assembly is considering the matter in respect of which the interest was declared.

         (3)   A disclosure of interest shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting at which it is made.

Procedure 13.  Subject to the other provisions of this Act, the Assembly may regulate its own procedure.