Report of Parliamentary Group on International Relations; Report by Joint Whips' Forum on Attendance Policy of MPs; Report by JSCI on compliance with statutory reporting obligations; Report on legacy issues for 5th Parliament
5 Mar 2014
The Chairperson called on the Secretary to the National Assembly, Mr Masibulele Xaso, to read the apologies which had been received. Mr Xaso noted that apologies had been received from Mr J de Lange (ANC), Mr A Watson (DA), Mr R Tau (ANC), Ms N Ntwanambi (ANC), Mr V Bloem ...
Report by Parliamentary Group on International Relations; Report by Joint Whips' Forum on Attendance Policy for MPs; Report by Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence; Progress report by Task Team on Public Participation
19 Feb 2014
Mr A Watson (DA) said it was unacceptable as the complaint had been that for a long time the reports by the JSCI had not been tabled in Parliament and to now hear that the reports had been delayed because they had been sent to relevant security cluster Ministers. This ...
Review of National Assembly Rules: further deliberations on Motion of No Confidence
18 Feb 2014
Mr A Watson (DA) agreed with Mr Mdakane that both proposals were indeed very similar. He said for the process to be fair and complete, the Sub-Committee could allow Members to take the proposals back to their political parties and consider them to identify any areas of striking difference and ...
Proposed Workshop on Review of Chapter 9 and Associated Institutions Report; Update on provision for Motions of No Confidence in NA Rules, Composition of NA Programming Committee
20 Aug 2013
Mr A Watson (DA) sought clarity if the actual workshop was about the Kader Asmal document.
Provision for Motions of No Confidence in the Rules of the National Assembly: discussion on the position of political parties
12 Mar 2013
Mr A Watson (DA) said that it was very important for parties to attempt to reach consensus instead of allowing the Constitutional Court to decide on matters such as the one at hand. He said that parties had found ways to accommodate each other and were finding common ground.
Motions of No Confidence in the National Assembly Rules
22 Feb 2013
Mr Watson (DA) drew attention to page two, stating that it reflected that the Committee would have a workshop in early 2013 and wondered when it would be held.
Provision for Motions of No Confidence: deliberation of different options
11 Feb 2013
Mr A Watson (DA) said that he agreed that the Committee should confine itself to its mandate of providing for Motions of No Confidence. However, there were some items in the Rules which could impact on the decisions to be made by the Committee and a blind eye could not ...
Motions of No Confidence: adjust National Assembly Rules to appropriately provide for this (1)
1 Feb 2013
Mr A Watson (DA) said that committees of the National Assembly had always been operating on a consensus basis so it was not advisable for the Committee to put in provisions which would limit the exercise of the constitutional mandate of Members.
Public submissions on rules, Extended Public Committees, Chapters 4 to 9 of Rules
8 Nov 2012
Mr A Watson (DA) said that he was drawing on his experience when serving in the Constitutional Review Committee. Many submissions were totally off-track, and he thought that when the submissions were summarised and the issues highlighted, it would be necessary for the Committee to decide how to handle those ...
Reports by SubCommittee on Review of Rules, and Chief Whips' Forum
6 Jun 2012
Mr A Watson (DA) asked for a report on court actions against the Speaker. He noted, under the resolutions note in the Minutes, that there was a report, but had not seen it.