Introduction of Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Protection of State Information Bill in terms of rule 255 of the National Assembly by Hon Cecil Burgess, MP (ANC)

22 November 2011

The Protection of State Information Bill [B6B-2010], was recommitted to the Ad Hoc Committee in terms of Rule 254 (5)(a) and a Resolution passed in this House on 16 November 2011.

The resolution provided that the Committee consider certain amendments which appeared on the Order Paper on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 under the name of Hon Oriani-Ambrosini.

The Committee met on Thursday 17 November 2011 and considered the proposed amendments to the Bill in terms of Rule 255.

The Member was given sufficient time in the Committee to speak on his proposed amendments. He was unable to persuade any Committee Member or political party to support him.

These amendments were then all considered individually and voted upon individually by the Committee. All the proposed amendments were rejected by all members of the Committee, only Hon Oriani-Ambrosini voted in favour of his proposed amendments.

On Friday 18 November 2011 the Committee met for the adoption of the Committee report. The report was adopted unanimously. The Hon Oriani-Ambrosini was conspicuously absent from the meeting, having sent an apology.

The Bill is therefore referred back to the House without any amendments.