Firstly a Happy New Year to one and all, lets hope 2009 is as successful as 2008 was for the HoC.
First thing's first I've been pretty lax recently with announcing the results of the bills and amendments via PM which is something I always used to do.
SO far this term we've had:
V109 - Tax Bill 2008 - This Bill passed into law (21 Aye, 18 no and 1 abstention)
V110 - Abortion Reform Bill - this Bill failed and did not pass into law. (10 aye, 15 no and 9 abstentions)
A23 - Repeal of A17 - this constitutional Amendment passed and we have now removed A17 (The Constitutional Committee/Supreme Court )
Now on to current debates:
B112 - Misuse of drugs (Legalization of Cannabis)
Bill has gone to a second reading.
V111 - Free School Meals Bill
has less than 12 hours left to vote so if you've not already voted on it can you please do so ASAP.
A24 - Constitutional amendment - party formation
has also gone to a vote, as a reminder this is a secret poll and the results will only be visible once the poll closes.
I'd like to remind all MP's that they should be voting on all Bills and constitutional amendments, as of this weekend I'll be going through the lists and monitoring activity of the MP's from each party. if you start missing consecutive votes without informing me your position as an MP will be brought up with party leadership.
The results of the HoC Member of The Year have been announced, you voted for daniel_williams as your member of the year, 2nd place went to UniOfLife and joint third place went to Ukebert and Alasdair. with metrobeans, grape190190 and davireland taking the other positions respectively. thank you to everyone who voted and well done to all of you for being nominated.
Last of all i'd like to congratulate Ukebert on winning the deputy speaker election, he will be taking over as deputy speaker shortly (possibly Monday) subject to admin approval. and will be doing my job up until the 23rd January. please support him in this position and take it easy on him...
I will still be lurking about to deal with any problems that may arise but you'll not see me as active as I usually would be.
I wish you all the very best for 2009
P.s. Veggie4life still can't receive PM's so please can someone alert him to this.
(Original post by veggie4life)
please please please empty your inbox