Hon members, I would like to thank on your behalf and my behalf the Chief Whip of the Majority Party. I would also like to announce that while we are saying goodbye to each other, I wish to remind members that in terms of section 49 of the Constitution, the National Assembly remains competent to function until the day before polling day. This effectively means that this might not be the last sitting of the term.
If necessary, we might have to sit to consider matters that are returned to us by the National Council of Provinces. Technically, today is the last sitting day, but in reality it is not going to be the last day, which also means that I will reserve my farewell speech for that occasion, because I will be the only speaker and I will be the last speaker on that occasion. [Laughter.] [Applause.] Thank you for your understanding.
On a good note, members are reminded of the cocktail function. Is the Minister of Finance here? No. Members are reminded of the cocktail function which the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces and I are hosting immediately after this sitting. You are all invited to proceed to the Old Assembly dining hall for the function. I bid a very good evening to you all.