EVERYONE who made an appointment to make their submission was allocated time to speak.
This was the word from the Constitution Commission following claims by a youth group that it was not given a chance to make its submission despite showing up prepared.
The Young Women's Group had turned up at the Great Council of Chiefs complex in Nasese on Saturday afternoon to make its submission.
Members of the group turned up in numbers with colourful banners, placards and T-shirts that voiced their messages.
Roshika Deo, the group's co-ordinator claimed they were refused to make their oral submission, adding the commission had told them they did not have time to accommodate them.
She said this was unfair as other groups and political parties which presented their submissions over the weekend were given extra time to present.
Constitution member Professor Christina Murray, who chaired Saturday's hearing said the group failed to make an appointment, only showing up and asking to take 10 minutes of some other group's slot.
"We would have been able to make arrangements had they made an appointment like everyone else," Prof Murray said. "We had a very full timetable. There were a lot of groups and people lined up.
"While I was chairing the hearing, I received a note that the Young Women's Group will use up the last 10 minutes of another group's (Youth Assembly of the Fiji Islands) slot.
"I agreed if YAFI agreed to give the Young Women's Group 10 minutes of the 30 minutes that was allocated to them to make their submissions," she said.
She added during YAFI's submission, she interrupted them when they had 10 minutes remaining and reminded them of their agreement with the Young Women's Group. "YAFI was adamant they wanted to complete their presentation," she said.