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PARLIAMENT MEETING IS ADJOURNED TO 18TH JULY 2018    

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PARLIAMENT ADJOURNS SINE DIE

THURSDAY 9TH JUNE 2016

The 4th meeting of the 10th Parliament ended successfully with a motion of Sine Die on Friday the 27th of May 2016.

At this meeting, Parliament passed six Bills. They are:
1. The ‘Land and Titles ( Amendment ) Bill 2016’
2. The ‘Valuers ( Amendment) Bill 2016’
3. The ‘Police and Transport Legislation (Amendment) (Alcohol Testing) Bill 2016’
4. The ‘Penal Code (Amendment) (Sexual Offences) Bill 2016’
5. The ‘2015 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2016’ and
6. The ‘2016 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2016’
A total of 8 Bills were brought to Parliament. Only six were passed, the other two are delayed and are expected to come for debate when Parliament next sits.
They are: The ‘Anti-Corruption Bill 2016’ and, The ‘Whistleblowers Protection Bill 2016’.

A number of motions and questions were also moved and asked in Parliament.
Motions that were moved during this sitting were the:

1. Motion No. 17 – Congratulatory Motion. The Prime Minister moved: “That the National Parliament on behalf of the people of Solomon Islands congratulates Her Excellency Dr Ing-Wen TSAI and His Excellency Dr Chien-jen Chen, on their election victories and their subsequent inaugurations as President and Vice President respectively of the Republic of China and that this Resolution be conveyed to their Excellences’ by the Speaker of the National Parliament through the Embassy of Republic of China in Honiara.”
The Prime Minister delivered his opening speech on this motion, debate commenced and the motion do passed.

2. Motion No. 16 – Consider White Paper on Election System. Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister moved: “That Parliament resolves itself into a Committee of the Whole House to consider National Parliament Paper No.15 of 2016, White Paper on Election System Which Could be Adopted in Solomon Islands.”
The Prime Minister delivered his opening remarks, debate commenced and the motion passed.

3. Motion No.15 – Motion of Appreciation
Hon. Derick Rawcliff Manu’ari, Chairman of the Parliamentary House Committee moved:
That the National Parliament of Solomon Islands acknowledges with appreciation the achievement of the Solomon Islands Government, through the admirable effort of the Honourable Prime Minister and his team, to secure the bid to host the 2023 Pacific Games.
The motion was debated and passed.

4. The other motions are motions of Special Adjournments
A total of 17 questions were being asked and answered.
Parliament adjourned Sine Die on Friday the 27th of May 2016.

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