Bill Watch 41/2019 Supplementary Budget Statement Due on 1st August plus Parliamentary Roundup 31 July 2019 Primary and Secondary Education by its chairperson, Hon MisihairabwiMushonga. The amended Bill was then referred back to the PLC for its report on the constitutionality of the amendments. A consolidated version of the Bill as amended is being printed for consideration by the PLC when it meets tomorrow morning, Thursday 1st August. Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Bill [link] This Bill did not come up last week, but yesterday, 30th July, the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs wound up the Second Reading by saying that the amendments proposed by the Portfolio Committee, plus one proposed by the Government, would appear on the Order Paper for consideration during the Committee Stage. Bills under consideration by the PLC At close of business yesterday, 30th July, the PLC had three Bills under consideration: Education Amendment Bill [link]; Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill [link]; Coroner's Office Bill [link]. Bills awaiting presentation On 24th July the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs put forward a motion to allow gazetted Bills to be introduced into the National Assembly before the expiry of fourteen days from gazetting, which would have allowed immediate introduction of the Marriages Bill, gazetted only a few days before. After protests from Opposition MPs he withdrew the motion, protesting that all he had wanted to achieve was something for Parliament to do, not to sidestep other procedural requirements such as public consultations. Adoption of Public Accounts Committee Report on Non-Compliance Issues in Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Yesterday, 30th July, MPs finished contributing to the debate on the PAC's damning report on the Ministry's failure to comply with numerous important obligations laid on it under the Constitution, the Public Finance Management and the Public Debt Management Act. Hon Biti, the PAC chairperson, then wound up the debate, and the House adopted the report. In the National Assembly for the Rest of This Week Tomorrow's scheduled tabling of the NSSA Forensic Audit Report and presentation of the Supplementary Budget have already been dealt with at the beginning of this bulletin. The Supplementary Budget will add considerably to the burden of work to be completed before the end of the current Parliamentary session. It seems appropriate to mention, therefore, that Standing Orders permit sittings of Parliament on Friday mornings. Bills Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Bill [link] The Order Paper for today, 31st July, has several pages of amendments proposed by the Portfolio Committee and one proposed by the Minister [link], to be considered during the Committee Stage . But, unless the House decides

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