Mr Speaker, the Hon Member for Adaklu, Hon Agbodza said that he intends to file a Question but does not really know which of the Ministries to direct same to, and it is on sanitation.
Mr Speaker, respectfully, that is not the mandate of the Business Committee. If an Hon Member wants to ask a Question of a relevant Ministry, I am sure finding out which Ministry is mandated to do what, is already public knowledge, and I believe that the Hon Member -- I cannot help him on that one. He would have to find out, and when the Question is filed, it is the Speaker, as has already been said under Standing Order 66 (1), Mr Speaker, I beg to quote;
‘‘Mr Speaker shall be the sole judge of the admissibility of a Question...''
Mr Speaker, this is not the first time. There have been a number of occasions where Hon Members of Parliament direct Questions and when they go to the ministries, the Ministries would respond that they are not in charge, and for that matter it is not within their remit.
So, I believe the Hon Member can do so to help us progress.
Mr Speaker, on the issue of the time for Sitting, I believe that we have experienced Sitting in the afternoons, and we have experienced Sitting at 10.00 a.m. When this Chamber was under rehabilitation we were made to Sit in the afternoon, so we have had a feel of both.
Considering the fact that the Standing Orders Committee is still working on revising the Standing Orders, and even this weekend we are supposed to meet --
Mr Speaker is part of it, the Hon Minority Leader is part of it, to finalise the revision of the Standing Orders.
So, it would be one of the things that would be considered at that Committee for the necessary proposals to be made. I believe that it is a very necessary and sound concern by Hon Members.
Mr Speaker, the Hon Minority leader raised an issue about the Second Reading of the Bill that has been advertised, and you can see that it has moved from the Consideration Stage. There has not been any provision in the Business Statement for Second Reading.
Mr Speaker, the simple explanation is that it has been advertised on today's Order Paper, so ordinarily, if we are not able to exhaust what is on the Order Paper for today, we would carry on it on Tuesday when we Sit. That is why it was not captured in the Business Statement.
Mr Speaker, I believe the other issues of the Ghana School of Law have been answered by the Hon Majority Leader. Being a lawyer myself, I think it is of great concern to all of us in this country, but as he has already said, the matter has been referred by the Chair to the Subsidiary Legislation Committee, and the Chairperson of this Committee is Hon Ayariga.
He is a lawyer himself, and I know that the matter is in good hands. We can all follow it up until a Report is brought to this House, then we would know how to proceed on the matter.
It is all over the airwaves. I have had students come over to my office this whole week expressing their worry, concern and frustration, so, we would urge the Hon Chairman of the Committee to also expedite his work at the Committee