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Daily Sitting 52


Wednesday, May 24, 2000.

10 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Hon. Mr. Green announced that it was the government's intention that the House resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of Training and Employment Development, followed by the estimates of the Department of Health.


After requesting Mr. Speaker revert to the order of Notices of Motions, Mr. S. Graham gave Notice of Motion 150 that on Tuesday, May 30, 2000, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. C. Thériault:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House, since the budget was released March 28, 2000, the numbers of hours and the cost incurred by the Premier using a government leased plane and/or other private aircraft.


The House, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Mr. Ashfield in the chair.

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

2 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed.

And after some time, Ms. Weir rose on a Point of Order and requested that the Chairman rule on the requirement of the Minister to respond to the Member's questions on the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission.

The Chairman ruled that the duty of the chair is to decide questions of order and procedure and not whether responses by Ministers are to the satisfaction of Members.

At 4.45 o'clock p.m., the Chairman declared a brief recess.

4.57 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed.

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Ashfield, 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 2000 - 2001

ORDINARY ACCOUNT

DEPARTMENT OF TRAINING AND
EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $199,520,000 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Training and Employment Develop-ment for the fiscal year ending the 31st of March, 2001.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Voted, supply in the following amounts to defray the expenses of the following programs:

Labour and Employment Board 605,000

WORKING CAPITAL - MAXIMUM BALANCES
2000-2001              Voted

WORKING CAPITAL ADVANCES

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission 1,080,000

PETTY CASH ADVANCES

Training and Employment Development 3,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker then 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.


And then, 6 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.


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

Documents requested in Notice of Motions147 - May 23, 2000

DÉCHARGE