The Minister of Finance tabled the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 25 October 2012, outlining the budget priorities of government for the medium term estimates. The MTBPS was tabled in Parliament together with the Adjustments Appropriation Bill [B32 - 2012] and the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill [B33 - 2012]. Section 12 (15) of the Money Bills Amendment Procedure and Related Matters Act, No. 09 of 2009 (Money Bills Act) provides that in the event of a revised fiscal framework, an Adjustments Appropriation Bill must be referred to the Committee on Appropriations in the National Assembly only after the Division of Revenue Bill has been passed by Parliament. Accordingly, the 2012 Adjustments Appropriation Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Appropriations by the National Assembly on 1 November 2012, for consideration and report.