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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HANSARD - 18 JUNE 2013 VOL. 39 NO. 25

Tuesday, 18th June, 2013

The House of Assembly met at a Quarter-past Two O'clock p.m.

 

PRAYERS

(THE DEPUTY SPEAKER in the Chair)

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE DEPUTY SPEAKER

SUSPENSION OF COMMITTEE BUSINESS

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: I have to inform the House that due to the primary elections being conducted by various political parties and the high prevalence of no quorums for Committee meetings, business of all Committees of Parliament will be suspended sine die with effect from Friday, 21st June, 2013 -[MR. MUNENGAMI: Why should Committee business be suspended?] - Order, order -[HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections]Order, order, please order in the House.

I still want to talk on this announcement. I am told by the Clerk here that- [AN HON MEMBER: ZANU!] - if you say anything this time around, I am going to throw you out of the House.

Hon. Dr. Gumbo, Hon. Mkhosi and Hon. Gonese are the Chief Whips. All of them were consulted and the three of them concurred with this. So, it is your Chief Whips, talk to your Chief Whips - [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections] - Order, hon. members at the front there. Your Chief Whip has gone to Botswana, you should be talking to him and please stop making noise in this House because we cannot resolve this issue now.

MR. KUMALO: I just want to put it on record that as members from the MDC, some of us are disappointed with the way the notice on primary elections ….

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, you are out of order honourable member.

SECOND READING

INCOME TAX AMENDMENT BILL (H.B.5, 2012)

First Order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Income Tax Amendment Bill [H.B. 5, 2012]

Question again proposed.

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: I understand the minister is working on the amendment to this Bill. So instead of going through with it, we are going to adjourn debate.

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: I move that the debate do now adjourn.

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume: Wednesday, 19th June, 2013.

MOTION

REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT, RURAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ON THE FOURTH QUARTER BUDGET PERFORMANCE OF THE MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

Second Order read: Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development on the Fourth Quarter Budget Performance of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development.

Question again proposed.

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: Madam Speaker, I move that the debate do now adjourn -[HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections]-

THE DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, I cannot even hear anything from the minister.

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: It is Bhasikiti - [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections]-

Motion put and agreed to.

Debate to resume: Wednesday, 19th July, 2013.

MOTION

ADJOURNMENT OF THE HOUSE

THE MINISTER OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS: Madam Speaker, I can fully understand the concern of members. They had come in order to discuss the electoral amendments. Basically, that was the reason for calling this august House back but there are still behind the scenes meetings which are being held. I believe that by the end of morning tomorrow, we would be having a clear indication as to where we are going. Therefore, with your leave Madam Speaker, I ask that this House adjourns until tomorrow afternoon.

Motion put and agreed to.

The House adjourned at Half Past Two o'clock p.m.

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