Members considered the draft Committee Legacy Report. In doing so, they made various language and grammatical changes. Members remarked that the report should indicate that certain matters needed urgent attention of the Sixth Parliament but they should not set a timeframe to deal with those matters. The report was adopted with amendments.
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The Chairperson said that the draft Legacy Report was circulated to all members and therefore it would be considered page per page.
Language and grammatical errors were checked and a few corrections were made on pages 9 and 11.
Mr C De Beer (ANC, Northern Cape) commented that if the Sixth Parliament read the report, it would not be clear to them what the Fifth Parliament had achieved or what the outcomes of its work was. They would ask themselves had been achieved. He was glad that recommendations had been made. Would these recommendations be considered?
Mr F Essack (DA, Mpumalanga) said that the report should provide a timeframe for when certain crucial matters would be considered by the Sixth Parliament.
Ms E Coleman (ANC) objected. She said that the Committee could not dictate what the Sixth Parliament would do, including imposing time frameworks to it.
The Chairperson said that the report should indicate that certain matters needed urgent attention.
Mr De Beer said that the Committee should, in the future, have alternate members.
The Chairperson remarked that financial implications of considering certain matters should be indicated.
Ms Coleman commented that the report should have observations of the Committee and recommendations. It should be aligned to the parliamentary template.
The Chairperson asked whether the report should be adopted.
Mr De Beer moved for adoption.
Mr A Masondo (ANC) seconded.
The report was adopted with the adjustments made.
Consideration and adoption of the minutes
The Minutes of 21 November 2018 was considered and adopted without amendment.
The Minutes of 13 March 2019 was considered and adopted without amendment.
The meeting was adjourned.
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