Hon Speaker, Cope welcomes President Zuma's decision to refer the Protection of State Information Bill back to the National Assembly. We appreciate his sensitivity in taking into consideration several views and concerns express by South Africans across the board.
This will definitely go a long way to demonstrating the constitutional stipulation about the access to information and transparency. We hope that this will be extended to other Bills about which the opposition parties have raised concerns. We also urge ANC Members of Parliament to take this decision seriously and ensure that when this Bill is brought back to the House, they don't become just rubber stamps, but real Members of Parliament.