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Order Paper 7

THIRD NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
FIRST SESSION
NO. 7 OF 2002                                
MAURITIUS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
ORDER PAPER
Tuesday 16 April 2002
11.30 a.m.
1.       Announcements
2.       Papers
3.       Questions
4.       Motion
The Right Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of Defence & Home Affairs:-
          "That all the business on today's Order Paper be exempted from the provisions of paragraph (2) of Standing Order 10."
5.       Statements by Ministers
6.       Public Bills
          FIRST READING
            The Small Planters Welfare Fund Bill
                         (No. IX of 2002: The Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Food
Technology and Natural Resources)
7.       Motions
(a)     The Right Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of Defence & Home Affairs:-
"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, should be appointed to examine the recommendations of the Commission on Constitutional and Electoral Reform 2001/2002 regarding the public funding of political parties in order to elaborate further on those recommendations and make further recommendations on the subject of funding of political parties".
(Resumption and Conclusion of Debate)
(b)     The Right Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of Defence & Home Affairs:-
"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, should be appointed, in the wake of the report and recommendations of the Commission on Constitutional and Electoral Reform 2001/2002 -
to examine further the Commission's report and the recommendations in the matter of the introduction of a measure of proportional representation in our electoral system;
to make recommendations, without prejudice to the existing best loser system, regarding the modalities for the implementation of the Commission's recommendations that the National Assembly should be composed of 62 members as at present and of a further 30 members chosen proportionately from parties having obtained more than 10 per cent of the total number votes cast at a general election; and
to propose appropriate legislative measures to give effect to the recommendations".
8.       Public Bills
(1)     SECOND READING
*The Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill
(No. VIII of 2002: The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance)
          (2)     COMMITTEE STAGE
*The Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill
(No. VIII of 2002: The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance)
          (3)     THIRD READING
*The Moneylenders (Amendment) Bill
(No. VIII of 2002: The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance)
(4)     SECOND READING
*The Professional Architects Council (Amendment) Bill
(No. VII of 2002: The Honourable Minister of Public Infrastructure, Land Transport and Shipping)
          (5)     COMMITTEE STAGE
*The Professional Architects Council (Amendment) Bill
(No. VII of 2002: The Honourable Minister of Public Infrastructure, Land Transport and Shipping)
          (6)     THIRD READING
*The Professional Architects Council (Amendment) Bill
(No. VII of 2002: The Honourable Minister of Public Infrastructure, Land Transport and Shipping)
                              André Pompon
                              Clerk of the National Assembly
National Assembly
Parliament House
Port Louis
12 April 2002
*Certified urgent by the Right Honourable Prime Minister under Standing Order 65