Deputy Speaker, I move without notice: That the House -
(1) notes that the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, Act 32 of 2007, came into operation on 16 December 2007 but that, since promulgation, certain provisions in the Act, specifically those relating to the determination of offences, have been identified as potentially defective;
(2) further notes that the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development is proposing to introduce an amending Bill to address concerns with the legislation; and
3) therefore -
a) instructs the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development to publish the full particulars of its legislative proposal in the Announcements, Tablings and Committee Reports forthwith;
b) grants the Committee permission to proceed with the proposed legislation notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 238(1), which specify the requirements for obtaining permission; and
c) suspends Rule 241(1), (2) and (3), which specify the requirements of prior notice and publication, for the purposes of allowing the Bill to be introduced as an urgent matter.