Mr Peter Francis Smith

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Peter Francis Smith

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  • Legal Metrology Bill (Second Reading Debate) 5 Nov 2013

    Chairperson, Deputy President and colleagues in the House, I am not a member of this committee. I'm merely rising on behalf of my colleague who's indisposed as you know. He would like to say that the science of metrology engenders certainty, and therefore confidence in our measurement standards ...

  • LEGAL METROLOGY BILL (Second Reading debate) 5 Nov 2013

    Chairperson, Deputy President and colleagues in the House, I am not a member of this committee. I'm merely rising on behalf of my colleague who's indisposed as you know. He would like to say that the science of metrology engenders certainty, and therefore confidence in our measurement standards ...

  • No3336E 30 Oct 2013

    Thanks, Deputy Speaker. The Deputy Minister gave the impression in his reply to the question, at the beginning, that there was, in fact, a very high level of compliance with the requirements and that was perhaps satisfactory. But it would be useful to back it up with some numbers. For ...

  • No3348E 30 Oct 2013

    Speaker, I am sure the Deputy Minister is familiar with the expression that justice should not merely be done, but be seen to be done. In the same way, we have an independent Municipal Demarcation Board. We call it "independent" - it should not merely act independently, but be seen to ...

  • No426E 5 Jun 2013

    Speaker, I thank the hon Minister for her reply. Minister, I actually tried to get a question as to the merits or demerits of the sectoral determination. I realise that that is your business. I am just interested in the consequences. If one looks at the sectoral trend of agriculture ...

  • Appropriation Bill 21 May 2013

    Thank you, Chair. My clock has been moving the whole time.

    It is a fact that everybody in South Africa seems to know - except the members on this side of the House - that local government is in trouble and, like it or not, the buck stops here, with this Minister ...

  • Appropriation Bill 21 May 2013

    Chairperson and hon Minister, I would like to say that the IFP will be voting in favour of your Budget Vote today.

    However, we do so with a very heavy heart. It is a grudge vote. We are not happy with your performance. We think it is unsatisfactory. I will ...

  • Appropriation Bill 16 May 2013

    Hon Chairperson, hon Minister and hon colleagues, as the IFP we are very pleased to be able to stand here today to support the Budget Vote of this department. We are pleased because it is our view that this department is one of the few in government that does a ...

  • No885E 24 Apr 2013

    Madam Deputy Speaker, I have pressed repeatedly. Your system is not working. [Laughter.] If I may say so, after the Sasolburg disaster I can understand the Minister's desire to intervene and get things right. I think it is important that he does not give the impression that he conflates ...

  • No441E 13 Mar 2013

    Madam Deputy Minister, vast sums of money have been wasted on shoddy construction work since 1994. So, my question to you in respect of these constructors with their shoddy work is: Do you have a register where these constructors are registered? And have you blacklisted them from any further work ...