551. Directions hearing.

551.     Directions hearing.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission1 must, unless it orders otherwise, fix a directions hearing as soon as reasonably practicable after notice of appeal2 or application for review3 is filed4, at which the parties and their representatives5, and any special advocate6, may be present7. At a directions hearing in relation to an appeal8 the Commission may give directions as to the order in which, and the time within which, the following documents are to be filed and served:


    (1)     the statement and any material to be filed9 by the Secretary of State10;


    (2)     any