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Parliament resumes today

18 July 2018

The 7th meeting of this 10th Parliament which was adjourned on Monday 9th April 2018 will resume today the 18th of July 2018.

As stated in the Provisional Order Paper (POP). Parliament will begin with the Administration of Oaths, whereby, Hon. Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada will swear into office as the new MP for Gizo/ Kolombangara Constituency before the Speaker of the National Parliament and Members of Parliament.

This will be followed by the reading of messages and announcements by the Speaker and presentation of papers and of reports.

A number of Papers and reports are proposed to be presented to Parliament. They are:

By Mr. Clezy Rore, Clerk to National Parliament:

Telecommunications Commission Solomon Islands Annual Report 2017.

(National Parliament Paper No.11 of 2018).

By Hon. Bradley Tovosia, Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification:

Solomon Islands Water Authority Annual Report 2017.

(National Parliament Paper No.12 of 2018).

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority Annual Report 2017.

(National Parliament Paper No.14 of 2018).

By Hon. Rick Houenipwela, Prime Minister:

Independent Auditor’s Report on Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 December 2017.

(National Parliament Paper No.13 of 2018).

By Hon. William Bradford Marau, Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration:

Independent Auditor’s Report on Commodities Export Marketing Authority Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 December 2017.

(National Parliament Paper No.15 of 2018).

By Mr. Ajilon Jasper Nasiu, Speaker of National Parliament:

Audit Report on Rural Constituency Development Funds (2009 – 2012).

(National Parliament Paper No.18 of 2018).

The following Bills will also be read for the first time.

1.     The ‘Constitution (Amendment) (Electoral Reform) Bill 2018’

2.     The ‘Electoral Bill 2018’

3.     The ‘Solomon Islands Maritime Authority Bill 2018’

4.     The ‘Goods Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018’

5.     The ‘Payment Systems Bill 2018’

6.     The ‘Development Bank of Solomon Islands Bill 2018’

And the second reading of the “The ‘Anti-Corruption Bill 2017’.

Meanwhile, Parliament is currently inquiring into the ‘Goods Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018.’


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