House Of Assembly In Session Today

February 9, 2018 | 2 Comments

After being on break since late last year, the House of Assembly is scheduled to be in session today [Feb 9], and items on the Order Paper include Consideration of the Tucker’s Point Resort Residential Development Special Development Amendment Order 2017, statements on the Cost of Living Commission, Census Preliminary Report, Safer Internet Day, and Training Program Initiatives, as well as Parliamentary Questions and more. Extracts from the Order Paper [PDF] follow below.

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Papers and other Communications to the House:

  • “Regulatory Authority Activities & Audited Financials April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016” lay for the information of the House of Assembly- Minister Walter Roban
  • “The Draft Exchange Agreement between the Corporation of Hamilton and HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited” tabled for the consideration of the House of Assembly- Hon. C.W.D. Brown

Statements by Ministers and Junior Ministers:

  • “Cost of Living Commission”- Premier David Burt
  • “2016 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report” Minister Lovitta Foggo
  • “Safer Internet Day 2018”- Minister Wayne Caines
  • “Training Program Initiatives”- Minister Diallo Rabain

Question Period:

Premier Burt to provide oral responses to parliamentary questions from Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden.

  • “1. As per the Premier and Opposition Leader Personals Staffs Act 1983 will the Honourable Premier please provide the names of all people hired as personal staff since July 19th 2017?
  • “2. Will the Honourable Premier please inform this Honourable House of the job title, responsibility and tenure of each person hired?
  • “3. Will the Honourable Premier please provide the compensation and all benefits for each position?

Minister Foggo to provide oral responses to parliamentary questions from OBA MP Michael Dunkley.

  • “1. The 2016 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report was recently released. Will the Honourable Minister please inform this Honourable House what was the final cost of the 2016 Census and how this compared to the budget for the census?
  • “2. On page 1 in the Preliminary Report under the technical note section it states the completion rate was 98%. Will the Honourable Minister please inform this Honourable House the completion rate for the 2010 Census?
  • “3. On page 1 under the technical note section it states the imputation process differed between the 2010 Census and the 2016 Census. Will the Minister please explain the difference?

Minister Foggo to provide written responses to parliamentary questions from Mr. B.A. Smith.

  • “1. Will the Honourable Minister please inform this Honourable House the total number of Government employees at August 31st, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?
  • “2. Will the Honourable Minister please inform this Honourable House how much overtime was paid during the periods September 1st 2011 to August 31st 2012, September 1st 2012 to August 31s, 2013, September 1st 2013 to August 31st 2014, September 1st 2014 to August 31st 2015, September 1st 2015 to August 31st 2016, September 1st 2016 to August 31st 2017?
  • “3. Will the Honourable Minister please inform this Honourable House the total gross wages/ salaries and overtime paid during the periods September 1st 2011 to August 31st 2012, September 1st 2012 to August 31st 2013 September 1st 2013 to August 31st 2014, September 1st 2014 to August 31st 2015, September 1st 2015 to August 31st 2016, September 1st 2016 to August 31st 2017?

Minister Kim Wilson to provide written and oral responses to parliamentary questions from MP Susan Jackson.

“1. Will the Honourable Minister please provide this Honourable House with a short written description for each affected Current Procedural Terminology [CPT] code listed below:

  • “CPT code short description
  • “2016-2017 Diagnostic Imaging [DI] fee
  • “2017-2018 DI fee
  • “New supplemented fee ["Technical Recommended Fee"]

“2. Will the Honourable Minister please explain to this Honourable House when this CPT code arrangement started and how much has been paid thus far to each of the below service providers, and were those payments approved by the Health Insurance Committee?

  • “Bermuda Hospitals Board
  • “Brown-Darrell Clinic
  • “Bermuda Health Care Services

“3. Will the Honourable Minister please provide this Honourable House with the legal mechanism by which funds have been paid to private medical service providers?

Personal Explanation:

“Clarification to Media Article – the Casino Gaming Commission”- Minister Jamahl Simmons

 Introduction of Bills: Government Bills:

“Health Insurance Amendment Act 2018”- Minister Kim Wilson

 Orders of the Day:

“Consideration of the “Tucker’s Point Resort Residential Development [Hamilton and St. George's Parishes] Special Development Amendment Order 2017″ [Minister of Home Affairs] Tabled: December 8, 2017″

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  1. will the Gvt & Oppostiion address says:

    the international furor that has been created by the asent of the DPA?

    While we are struggling to maintain a good international reputation in the financial servcies sector we can hardly afford this negative press at this time.

    I think this is worth our esteemed leader’s time and effort to address–also they owe it to the LGBT community in Bermuda to try to assauge their concerns and disappointment–that is what real leaders do.

    Do we have actual leaders thatoperate our government?

  2. campervan says:

    We are being TRASHED in the international press over our roll back of gay marriage rights.
    Its even popping up in the olympic coverage.
    Any word from the HOA?
    Hello, anyone there?

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