Today’s order paper

Monday, 16 April 2018 at 9.30am

1. Prayer

2. Confirmation of Minutes. The Leader of the Government in Parliament to move – “That the Minutes of the sitting of Parliament held on Friday, 16 March 2018, as previously circulated be taken as read and be confirmed.”

3. Communications from the Chair

4. Presentation of papers and certain documents

5. Presentation of reports of committees

6. Questions

7. Ministerial statements

8. Consideration of Bills

9. Motions for which notice has been given

In Parliament Today

• ACTING Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Education Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum would be updating Parliament today on the number of schools damaged during the recent natural disaster.

• Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is expected to also provide an assurance during today’s sitting on the status of Fiji Airways fleet as it has also been categorised as the catalyst for economic development of the country.

• He would also be providing an update to Parliament on the number of Fijian students who were on medical scholarship in Cuba and Romania.

• Health Minister Rosy Akbar is expected to provide a breakdown as to whether the health measures in place could provide a comprehensive and effective health response during a disaster or communicable disease outbreak.

• Fijians would also be updated by Minister for Tourism, Industry and Trade Faiyaz Koya on the steps that had been taken by the ministry to ensure that the price of meningococcal vaccines retailed by pharmacies was affordable.

• Minister for Transport Parveen Kumar would give an update on the bridges and roads that were damaged during Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni while Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Inia Seruiratu would be highlighting to Parliament the strategies that were used by Government to address yaqona shortage.

• Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau will also be informing Parliament on how effective the moratorium is on fishing in marine protected areas.

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