Mr Speaker, we have experienced Members of Parliament in this House.
If a Speaker makes a determination and it does not find favour with an Hon Member, the Hon Member knows the process to follow. He cannot just get up to say that this side of the House -- [Interruption] -- Mr Speaker, he knows the rules.
He should come by a substantive Motion to challenge the Speaker. He cannot just get up to say that it does not find favour with the other side of the House.
Mr Speaker, I hear Hon Members say “What is this?” This is what they should learn. If a Speaker makes a determination and it does not find favour with you, you
come by a substantive Motion. That is what is done in this House, Hon Members should learn. If I say this, people say it is offensive to them.
He knows the route in this House which is open to him to challenge the ruling of the Speaker. That is the first point.
Mr Speaker, I believe the issue raised by the Hon Deputy Ranking Member for Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee should engage our attention.
He says to us that he is stating it for the record, that as far as he is concerned, copies of the Bill had not been availed to even the Committee Members.
Mr Speaker, that is something we should investigate. As far as I am concerned, yesterday, when we were in the meeting in the Hon First Deputy Speaker's office, information got to me that they had brought about 30 copies, just 30 copies of the Bills to be made available to the Committee members.
Mr Speaker, before we could finish the meeting, we had this alarm sound that we should exit the House, so, we left the House. This morning, since I came, I have not been able to access my office, so it means that the Bills are stuck somewhere.