Legislative Assembly begins today

The Third Meeting of the 2007/08 Session of Legislative Assembly starts today.

Parliamentary Questions and Private Members Motions will start the Order of Business.

Some of the questions scheduled to be addressed include one from the Leader of the Opposition McKeeva Bush asking why the promise to change the Speaker of the House after 18 months has not happened; two from West Bay MLA Captain Eugene Ebanks inquiring about the scrap metal removal contract with Matrix Ltd.; and one from West Bay MLA Cline Glidden Jr. asking for statistics from the Department of Employment Relations, including how many job waivers the Department has issued since January 2007.

George Town MLA Lucille Seymour has seven questions before the House, including ones about whether the Labour Law condones not hiring pregnant women when they apply for a job; one about the treatment plans for children who engage in drug consumption; and one asking for an analysis of the income derived from garbage fees and whether or not the income is sufficient to support the proper disposal of solid waste in Cayman.

Five Private Members’ Motions are also on the agenda, including one brought by West Bay MLA Rolston Anglin concerning animal nuisances.

The only new bill that is scheduled to be dealt with is the Grand Court (Amendment) Bill 2007. Four bills deferred from the Second Meeting of the 2007/08 Session of the Legislative Assembly are also back on the agenda, including The Firearms (Amendment) Bill 2007; two dealing with amendments to the Customs Bill; and The Customs Tariff Bill, 2007.

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