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No. 18

Wednesday, January 8, 1997

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Mr. Mockler rose on a point of order to withdraw a certain unparliamentary term he had used during Oral Questions.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette, Government House Leader, announced the intention of the government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider departmental estimates in the following order: Department of the Environment, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Executive Council Office, Legislative Assembly, Human Resources Development - NB, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Department of Natural Resources.

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Committee of Supply

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Mr. O'Donnell in the Chair.

And after some time, Mr. MacDonald took the chair.

And after some further time, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair and Mr. MacDonald, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had made some progress in the consideration of the matters referred to them, had passed several items and asked leave to sit again.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker put the question on the motion deemed to be before the House, that the report be concurred in, and it was resolved in the affirmative.

The following are the items reported:

MAIN ESTIMATES - ORDINARY ACCOUNT

1997 - 1998

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $11,060,500 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of the Environment for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $10,656,900 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OFFICE

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $3,070,200 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Executive Council Office for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Voted, Supply in the following amount to defray the expenses of the following programs:

52 03 Auditor General 1,501,200

52 07 Office of the Ombudsman 579,100

52 08 Supervisor of Political Financing 809,800

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Voted, Supply in the following amount to defray the expenses of the following program:

32 15 Government Grants 132,400

CAPITAL ACCOUNT

1997 - 1998                Voted

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Voted, Supply in the following amount and to defray the expenses of the following programs:

21 50 Clean Water Control Grants 2,950,000

21 54 Solid Waste Management Program 4,700,000

LOANS AND ADVANCES

1997 - 1998              Voted

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Voted, Supply in the following amount and to defray the expenses of the following program:

30 70 Fisheries Development Act 8,000,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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The House resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Mr. O'Donnell in the Chair.

At 12.30 o'clock p.m., the Chairman declared it to be 12.30 and left the chair to resume again at 2 o'clock p.m.

2 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Chairman resumed the chair.

And after some time, Mr. MacDonald took the chair.

And after some further time, Hon. Mr. Frenette raised a point of order pertaining to the process followed in reviewing the department's estimates.

At 5.36 o'clock p.m. the Chairman declared a recess.

5.44 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Chairman resumed the chair.

And after some further time spent in Committee of Supply, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. MacDonald, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had made some progress in the consideration of the matters referred to them, had passed several items and asked leave to sit again.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker put the question on the motion deemed to be before the House, that the report be concurred in, and it was resolved in the affirmative.

The following are the items reported:

MAIN ESTIMATES - ORDINARY ACCOUNT

1997 - 1998              Voted

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Voted, Supply in the following amount to defray the expenses of the following programs:

52 01 Members' Allowances and Committees 1,312,800

52 02 Office of the Legislative Assembly 2,051,300

52 04 Leaders of Registered Political Parties 891,100

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT - NB

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $293,118,400 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of the Human Resources Development - NB for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

WORKING CAPITAL - MAXIMUM BALANCES

1997 - 1998                  Voted

WORKING CAPITAL ADVANCES

Human Resources Development - NB

Replacement Cheques 170,000

Human Resources Development - NB

Emergency Benefit Cheques 30,000

PETTY CASH ADVANCES

Human Resources Development - NB 8,000

INVENTORIES

Legislative Assembly 25,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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And then, 6.02 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

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The following documents, having been deposited with the Clerk of the House, were deemed laid before the table of the House, pursuant to Standing Rule 39.

Documents requested in Notices of Motions 7, 12, 15, 17, 18, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 36, 42, 45, 46, 49, 52, 53, 54 - Filed January 7, 1997



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