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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9.30 a.m. Prayer Confirmation of Minutes. The Leader of the Government in Parliament to move – “That the Minutes of the sitting of Parliament held
26 Apr 2016 09:32
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Member of Parliament Viliame Gavoka at the Parliament House yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9.30 a.m.

  1. Prayer
  2. Confirmation of Minutes. The Leader of the Government in Parliament to move – “That the Minutes of the sitting of Parliament held on Monday, 25 April 2016, as previously circulated be taken as read and be confirmed.”
  3. Communications from the Chair
  4. Presentation of petitions
  5. Presentation of reports of committees
  6. Questions (see Schedule)
  7. Ministerial statements
  8. Motion by the Leader of the Government in Parliament pursuant to Standing Order 97
  9. Consideration of Bills

 

SCHEDULE — QUESTIONS

 

Oral Questions

38/2016                Viliame Gavoka to ask the Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources – Can the Minister provide answers on the claim by the people of Mataqali Nabure of Nadrala village in Nadroga/Navosa relating to unpaid royalty due to them for the excavation of gravel from their land at Kavanagasau from 1963 to 1989.

 

39/2016                Biman Prasad to ask the Attorney-General and Minister for Finance, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications – When will Government, in accordance with the Attorney-General’s information to this Parliament in December 2014, as well as His Excellency the President’s address last September, introduce Bills in Parliament with a view to enacting the following legislation pertaining to Accountability as per Chapter 8 of the Constitution on freedom of information as per section 150 of the Constitution.

 

40/2016                Ratu Sela Nanovo to ask the Attorney-General and Minister for Finance, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications – Can the Minister confirm to this House, if the Tropical Cyclone Winston Hurricane assistance that the Prime Minister recently announced on April 2, is a partial assistance and if the cost of materials that will be bought under the scheme will be VAT exclusive.

 

41/2016                Salote Radrodro to ask the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Infrastructure and Transport – Can the Minister advise this House as to when the repair works for jetties damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston such as Lomaloma, Cicia, Nabouwalu, Taveuni and others will start.

 

42/2016                Netani Rika to ask the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management – Tropical Cyclone Winston has exposed the weak link of building structures in most rural and maritime islands, as indicated by the number of buildings that were vastly damaged – Can the Minister brief this House as to what are the plans in place to improve the construction of houses in compliance to the national building code.

 

43/2016 Alexander O’Connor to ask the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Infrastructure and Transport – In view of Government’s efforts to minimise impacts of global warming, can the Minister advise this House whether steps are being considered to formulate an Environmental Impact Assessment on diesel fuel as opposed to liquefied petroleum gas.

 

44/2016 Balmindar Singh to ask the Minster for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations – Can the Minister advise this House on the progress the ministry has made on investigating complaints against security companies in Fiji.

 

45/2016 Brij Lal to ask the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts – Can the Minister brief this House on what are the roles and functions of the Higher Education Commission.

 

Source: Parliament of Fiji

 

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