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Sitting No. 19 – Friday, 10th May 2019

Order of Business
(Standing Order 14)

(a) 10:00 a.m. House convenes

(b) Prayers.

(c) Confirmation of Minutes - Minutes of March 18th, 2019 to be confirmed.

- Minutes of March 22nd, 2019 to be confirmed

(d) Messages from the Governor.

(e) Announcements by the Speaker or Member presiding.

Moment of silence for former Member of Parliament Mr. Lloyd James.

His Honour the Speaker to announce that the following Members will be absent from today’s
proceedings: Hon. P.J. Gordon-Pamplin, Hon. T.G. Moniz, Mr. B.A. Smith and Mr. R.S.

CPA’s General Data Protection Consent Forms and Evaluation Forms from the Parliamentary
Strengthening Seminar.

(f) Messages from the Senate.

(g) Papers and other Communications to the House.

“Labour Advisory Committee (LAC), Sub-Committee: Reviewing the Retirement Age 2018
Report” lay for the information of the Honourable House of Assembly - Hon. E.D.G. Burt

Hon. C.L. Dickinson to lay the following for the information of the Honourable House of

“Economic Substance Amendment Regulations 2019”

“Economic Substance Amendment (No 2) Regulations 2019”

“Companies and Limited Liability Company (Beneficial Ownership)(Transitional Period

Extension) Order 2019”

“Partnership, Exempted Partnerships and Limited Partnership (Beneficial Ownership)

(Transitional Period Extension) Order 2019”

“Customs Tariff (Approved Businesses) Notice 2019”

“Customs Tariff (Approved Organizations)) Amendment Notice 2019”

“Bermuda Hospitals Board Annual Report 2014” lay for the information of the Honourable
House of Assembly - Hon. K.N. Wilson

Hon. Z.J.S. DeSilva to lay the following for the information of the Honourable House of

“Merchant Shipping (Anti-Fouling Systems) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Compulsory Insurance of Shipowners for Maritime Claims) Regulations


“Merchant Shipping (International Safety Management (Ism) Code) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-Operation Convention)

Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Amendment Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Amendment Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk)

Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Amendment Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Repatriation) Amendment Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Ship-To-Ship Transfers) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Seafarer’s Employment) Amendment Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Artificial Optical
Radiation) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Asbestos) Regulations

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Biological Agents)
Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Carcinogens and
Mutagens) Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents)
Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Work at Height)
Regulations 2019”

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations

“Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations

“Marine Board (Control over Maritime Traffic) Notice 2019”

“Marine Board (Control Over Maritime Traffic) (No. 2) Notice 2019”

(h) Petitions.

(i) Statements by Ministers and Junior Ministers.

“Reviewing the Retirement Age – a Report of the Labour Advisory (LAC) Sub-Committee” – Hon.
E.D.G. Burt

“European Union Tax Listing” – Hon C.L. Dickinson

“Streamlining Planning Processes” – Hon. W.H. Roban

“Westgate Correctional Facility Work to Rule Update” – Hon. W.M. Caines

“Bermuda Hospitals Board Annual Report 2014” – Hon. K.N. Wilson

“Role of the Labour Relations Section” Hon. L.F. Foggo

“Public Bus Service” – Hon. Z.J.S. DeSilva

(j) Reports of Committees.

(k) Premier’s Questions.

(l) Question Period.

(m) Congratulatory and /or Obituary Speeches.

(n) Matters of Privilege.

(o) Personal Explanation.

(p) Notice of motions for the Adjournment of the House on matters of urgent public

(q) Introduction of Bills:

(r) Government Bills:

“Health Insurance Amendment Act 2019” – Hon. K.N. Wilson

(s) Opposition Bills:

(t) Private Members’ Bills

(u) Notice of Motions:

Hon. E. D. G. Burt to give notice of the following Motion:

“WHEREAS the Government undertook in the 2018 Speech from the Throne to “revise the
mandatory retirement age to take account of a longer lifespan, the necessity to add additional
stability to pension funds and to promote greater choice among the working population about
when one retires from full-time employment”

AND WHEREAS the Government undertook to cause the Legislature “to discuss options for
such revisions to the age of mandatory retirement from the Public Service, which will preserve
the right to retire at sixty-five but permit a post holder to work beyond that age without the
requirement for permission to do so”;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT this Honourable House supports the recommendations of the Sub-
Committee of the Labour Advisory Committee as contained in the Report “Reviewing the
Retirement Age”.

(v) Orders of the Day:

1. Second Reading of the “Children Amendment Act 2018”

[Minister of Health, Spokesperson for Legal Affairs]
First Reading: November 30, 2018

2. Consideration of the “Government Loans (Suspension of Annual Contribution to

Sinking Fund) Order 2019”
{Governor’s recommendation signified}
[Minister of Finance]
Tabled: March 13, 2019

Shernette Wolffe
Clerk to the House of Assembly

Sessions House
21 Parliament Street
Hamilton HM 12
May 10, 2019

Opposition Government

Sgt. Major Arnold E. Allen, EM


Ms. T.S. Furbert, MP Hon. L.F. Foggo, JP, MP Mr. R.P. Commissiong,
Mr. D .J. R. Lister III, MP
Constituency 4, Minister of Labour, Community JP,MP
Constituency 28, Affairs and Sports
Warwick West St. Georges South Constituency 21,
Constituency 3, Pembroke South East
St. David’s

Hon. W. L. Furbert JP,MP Mr. N.S. Tyrrell, JP, MP

Mr. H.K.E. Swan, JP,MP Ms. R.D.L. Ming, JP,MP Constituency 26,
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Constituency 2, Constituency ,1 Warwick South Central
St. Georges West St. Georges North
Constituency 6,
Hamilton West

Hon. C.L. Dickinson, JP, MP Hon. M.J. Scott, JP,MP

Mr. C.T. Famous, MP Mr. S.A. Simmons, JP, MP Minister of Finance Constituency 36,
Constituency 11, Constituency 32, Sandy’s North
Devonshire East
Constituency 25,
Southampton West Warwick North East

Hon. J.S. Simmons, JP,MP

Hon. K.N. Wilson, JP, MP Minister Without Portfolio
VACANT SEAT Mr. R.S. Pearman, MP Minister of Health
Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs Constituency 33,
Constituency 34, Sandy’s South
Constituency 22, Sandy’s South Central
Paget East

Hon. E.D.G. Burt, JP, MP Hon. W.M. Caines JP, MP

Hon. T.G. Moniz JP,MP Hon. L. C. Cannonier, JP, The Premier Minister of National Security
Constituency 9, MP Constituency 18, Constituency 14,
Smith’s West Opposition Leader, Shadow Devonshire North West
Pembroke West Central
Minister of Public Works
Constituency 12,
Devonshire South Central
Mr. W.L.A. Scott, MP
Hon. W.H. Roban, JP,MP Government Whip
Ms. L.K. Scott, MP Deputy Premier, Minister of Home
Ms. S. E. Jackson, MP Deputy Opposition Leader, Affairs Constituency 24,
Opposition Whip, Shadow Minister Shadow Minister of Tourism and Warwick South East
of Government Reform Transport and Regulatory Affairs
Constituency 15,
Pembroke East
Constituency 20, Constituency 30,
Pembroke South West Southampton West
Hon. C.W.D. Brown, JP,MP
Hon. Z.J.S. DeSilva, JP, MP Constituency 17,
Mr. S.D. Richards, MP Minister of Tourism and Transport Pembroke Central
Hon. J. J. Atherden JP,MP Shadow Minister Home Affairs Constituency 29,
Constituency 19, and Environment Southampton East
Pembroke West Constituency 7,
Hamilton South
Mr. M. A. Weeks, JP,MP
Mr. B.A. Smith, MP Hon. D.V.S. Rabain, JP, MP Constituency 16,
Hon. P.J. Gordon-Pamplin Minister of Education
Shadow Minister of Social Pembroke East Central
Development and Sports, National JP,MP Constituency 13,
Security Shadow Minister for Health
Devonshire North Central
Constituency 31, Constituency 23,
Southampton West Central Paget West
Hon. Lt. Col. D.A. Burch, JP, Hon. D.V. Burgess, JP,MP
Mr. N.H.C Simons JP,MP
Hon. M.H. Dunkley JP,MP Shadow Minister, Education and MP Constituency 5,
Economic Development Minister of Public Works Hamilton East
Constituency 10, Constituency 27 Deputy Speaker
Smith’s North Constituency 8,
Smith’s South Warwick North Central

Clerk-at-the-Table Chairman of Committee

Mrs. S.M.A. Wolffe


Hon. D.P. Lister JP, MP
Constituency 35,
Sandy’s North Central 5