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Order Paper 37

THIRD NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
FIRST SESSION
NO. 37 OF 2002
MAURITIUS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
ORDER PAPER
Friday 13 December 2002
3.00 p.m.
1. Announcement
2. Papers
3. Question
4. Private Members' Motions   
1. (No. 4)          The Honourable Third Member for Grand River North West and Port Louis West (Mr Armance)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that a special committee be set up to look into all aspects of damages sustained by slaves and by indentured labourers and their descendants and to make such recommendations as it thinks appropriate on the mode of obtaining financial compensation from parties concerned for the prejudice suffered."
                                    (Resumption of Debate)
2. (No. 21)         The Honourable Third Member for Grand'Baie and Poudre d'Or (Mr Dulloo)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that the Constitution of Mauritius should be amended to introduce in its Chapter II which deals with the Protection of the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual the following provision:-
"All Citizens of the Republic of Mauritius are equal before the Law and are entitled to equality of treatment under the Law within the territories of Mauritius."
3. (No. 8)          The Honourable Third Member for Vieux Grand Port and Rose Belle (Dr Bhowon)
"This House is of the opinion that a Commission of Inquiry be appointed under the Commissions of Inquiry Act to look into the management and operations of the Rose Belle Sugar Estate Board during the period 01 December 1995 to 15 September 2001 and to make such recommendations as it deems appropriate."
4. (No. 23)         The Honourable First Member for La Caverne and Phoenix (Mrs Dookun-Luchoomun)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that foster care be implemented for children victim of "maltraitance" and other forms of abuse by parents and close relatives."
5. (No. 1)          The Honourable Leader of the Opposition (Dr Ramgoolam)
"This Assembly has no confidence in the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Paul Raymond Bérenger."
6. (No. 20)         The Honourable Third Member for Grand'Baie and Poudre d'Or (Mr Dulloo)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that legislation should be introduced forthwith to implement the 40-hour week during Crop Season in the Sugar Industry."
7. (No. 15)         The Honourable Third Member for Grand River North West and Port Louis West (Mr Armance)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that legislation be introduced to condemn slavery as a crime against humanity and urges that appropriate action be taken to compel former colonial powers to pay appropriate compensation as a means of rehabilitating the descendants of slaves who continue, up to this day, to suffer from the negative effects of slavery, affecting adversely both their standard of living and quality of life."
8. (No. 13)         The Honourable First Member for Quartier Militaire and Moka (Dr Ramloll)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that a Commission of Inquiry be set up to look into the management of the Mauritius Football Association and in particular –
(i) the general welfare of the footballers; and
(ii) the financial status of the Association."

9. (No. 16)         The Honourable Third Member for Montagne Blanche and Grand River South East (Mr Daureeawoo)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that a special committee be set up to look into the legal and practical aspects pertaining to the introduction of Magistrate du siege (juge d'instruction) in our accusatorial system of criminal procedure and to make such recommendations as it thinks appropriate in regard to confessions made by suspects, the release on bail of detainees and the conduct and supervision of serious criminal offences during Police inquiries for greater efficiency, fairness and the betterment of justice."
10. (No. 18)       The Honourable Third Member for Grand'Baie and Poudre d'Or (Mr Dulloo)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that in order –
(a) to safeguard the national interest and ensure the continued viability of the sugar industry;
(b) to enable Mauritius to attain the national objective of an annual sugar production of 700,000 tonnes of sugar to meet its commitments on different markets;
(c) to safeguard the interests of all partners of the sugar industry, i.e planters, millers and workers, especially to accelerate the ongoing process of improvement in yields per unit area under cultivation and in factory efficiency, and to ensure security of employment of workers and maintain an adequate and stable workforce for the industry and for the agriculture sector;
(d) to ensure that small planters who contribute to about 40 per cent of the sugar production of Mauritius, do not abandon their plantations and dispose of their land, but on the contrary to encourage them to maintain their interest and confidence in their plantations for the long term and to invest for improved efficiency and productivity;
there should henceforth be no closing down of any sugar factory or conversion of sugar canes land unless and until a comprehensive National Action Plan for the consolidation, modernization and improved efficiency of sugar factories and plantations geared towards the long term viability of the Sugar Industry has been agreed upon by all the partners of the sugar industry and unless and until the said National Action Plan has been duly approved by the National Assembly."
11. (No. 10)       The Honourable Third Member for Pamplemousses and Triolet (Mr Hurnam)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that, in accordance with Standing Order 70 of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly, a Select Committee of such members as may be nominated by Mr Speaker be appointed to review the appointment and terms and conditions of service of members of the Judiciary, of the State Law Officers and of the Director of the Economic Crime Office and for the above purposes to call for such persons or body of persons and to order such persons or body of persons to produce any paper, book, record or document in their possession or under their control as the Committee may deem fit and appropriate in the circumstances."
12. (No. 12)       The Honourable Second Member for Grand'Baie and Poudre d'Or (Mr Gungah)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that a Commission of Inquiry be set up to look into the following matters under the former management of MBC/TV:-
(i) the terms and conditions of the sale of Sky Vision; and
(ii) the purchase of films between January 1996 to September 2000."
13. (No. 22)       The Honourable First Member for La Caverne and Phoenix (Mrs Dookun-Luchoomun)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that resources be earmarked and measures taken for the setting up of appropriate structures enabling the rehabilitation and reinsertion in society of children and young people victims of sexual exploitation."
14. (No. 7)         The Honourable Third Member for Curepipe and Midlands (Mr Dowarkasing)
"This House is of the opinion that a Commission of Inquiry be appointed under the Commissions of Inquiry Act to look into the management of the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation during the last five years and to make such recommendations as it thinks fit appropriate."
15. (No. 2)         The Honourable Third Member for Rivière des Anguilles and Souillac (Mr Baloomoody)
"This Assembly is of the Opinion that a Commission of Inquiry presided by a sitting Judge, be set up under the Commissions of Inquiry Act to look into the administration of the State Trading Corporation during the period 01 July 1997 to date and, inter alia, to determining the extent of political interference therein and to make such recommendations as it deems appropriate."
16. (No. 11)       The Honourable First Member for Port Louis North and Montagne Longue (Mr Chumroo)
                                    "This Assembly is of opinion that in spite of massive Government effort, further efforts should be made for alleviating the conditions of living and quality of life of people who are still living in extreme conditions of poverty."
17. (No. 14)       The Honourable Second Member for Rivière des Anguilles and Souillac (Dr Issimdar)
                                    "This Assembly is of the opinion that the production of the certificate of cause of death, presently required by the Police Authorities before the announcement is referred to the MBC/TV for broadcast, should be waived especially in the case of poor people whose family has passed away at night and living in remote areas where it is difficult and costly to have the assistance of a doctor."
18. (No.3)          The Honourable Third Member for Beau Bassin and Petite Rivière (Mr Allet)
                                    "This Assembly is of the opinion that legislation be introduced with a view to rendering education at pre-primary education level compulsory for all children aged between 3 and 5 years and that the scheme be funded by an appropriate voucher system to the benefit of their responsible parties."
19. (No. 5)         The Honourable Third Member for Vieux Grand Port and Rose Belle (Dr Bhowon)
                                    "This Assembly is of the opinion that appropriate and timely resources be earmarked for teacher education on early childhood development."
20. (No. 6)         The Honourable Third Member for Savanne and Black River (Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that, with a view to combating the alarming risk of alcoholism, a committee be set up to review all current legislation relating to the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks and to make such recommendations as it thinks fit and appropriate in the circumstances."
21. (No. 17)       The Honourable Second Member for Vieux Grand Port and Rose Belle (Dr Boolell)
"This Assembly is of the opinion that the Tax Appeal Tribunal should be re-established."
22. (No. 19)       The Honourable Third Member for Grand' Baie and Poudre d'Or (Mr Dulloo)
                                    "This Assembly is of the opinion that Government should ensure that the acquired rights of workers of the sugar industry and other major benefits obtained through long years of struggle and sacrifice should not be abolished or curtailed, and therefore resolves that those parts of the proposed Sugar Sector Strategic Plan which purports to abolish or curtail such rights or benefits should not be implemented."
                                                                         Bhupen Dwarka
                                                 Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly
National Assembly
Parliament House
Port Louis
10 December 2002