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Les épines et les fleurs de l’hémicycle

Cette semaine et pour ne pas déroger à la règle, quelques propos, parfois sévères, des fois  humoristiques, ont été échangées entre les Parlementaires. Nous vous rapportons quelques transcrits des discussions de mardi dernier. Un exercice que nous ferons désormais chaque semaine.

Dr Husnoo : No, I am going to keep my cool, but they should keep their cool as well!

Madam Speaker : Is that your final question?

Mr X. L. Duval : No, not yet. We have still time.

Madam Speaker : I know. But you let me know.

Mr X. L. Duval : He was quite fast in his reply.

Madam Speaker : Hon. Minister, reply to your question!

Dr. Husnoo : Playing cheap politics lor malheur dimoune!

(Interruptions)

Non! Rann enn service, to pas kozé par derrière toi!

Madam Speaker : Order! Order, Please! Order!

Dr. Husnoo : Shame on you!

Madam Speaker : No!

Dr. Husnoo : Shame on him who plays politics!

Mr X. L. Duval : Madam Speaker, the Minister cannot hide anyway, this is Parliament, he will have to answer.

Dr. Husnoo : No, I am not!

Dr. Husnoo : Hey pas kozé! Pas kozé ! To bizin ena la honte toi avant !

(Interruptions)

Madam Speaker : Order! Please! Hon. Minister, please! Be to the point, answer the question!  And on this side, I do not want any provocative remarks!

Dr. Boolell : Thank you, very much, Madam Speaker. It stands to reason that in the light of replies given to the questions put by the hon. Leader of the Opposition and by hon. Rutnah, the Minister is misleading the House.

(Interruptions)

Madam Speaker : No, no!

(Interruptions)

Please! Please! Hon. Dr. Boolell! Hon. Dr. Boolell, you have just said that the Minister is misleading the House.

(Interruptions)

Please, sit down! This is very serious! Would you be able to substantiate it and if you can substantiate it, then you can come with a Motion, otherwise…

Dr. Husnoo : Exactement! I have not denied anything!

(Interruptions)

I have not denied anything!

Madam Speaker : No crosstalking please! Be to the point; give the reply! Then the last question goes to the Leader of the Opposition!

Mr X. L. Duval : No! I know what I am talking, I can say…

Madam Speaker : Question! Question, please!

Dr. Husnoo : Let me speak, please!

Madam Speaker : Please!

Dr. Husnoo : Let me talk, please! The hon. Leader of the Opposition spoke.

Madam Speaker : Hon. Leader of the Opposition, please!

Madam Speaker :  Time is over!

(Interruptions)

No! No crosstalking, please!

(Interruptions)

Questions addressed to the hon. Prime Minister! Hon. Uteem!

(Interruptions)

No crosstalking, please! Hon. Uteem, yes!

(Interruptions)

No, crosstalking, I have said!

(Interruptions)

Hon. Roopun!

(Interruptions)

Hon. Minister, please! Hon. Uteem! I have given you the floor!

Mr Uteem : You have to sit down for me to ask, Madam Speaker! I cannot stand up when you are on your feet!

Madam Speaker: Ask your question!

Madam Speaker : Hon. Adrien Duval, you have asked a question, you should, at least, have the decency to listen to the reply of the hon. Prime Minister.

Madam Speaker : Hon. Bérenger, please! Do not interrupt the hon. Prime Minister.

(Interruptions)

No, but the question has been asked.

(Interruptions)

Order, please!

(Interruptions)

Order! The hon. Member has asked a question, and it is the right of the hon. Prime Minister to reply to the question. I cannot see why he cannot reply to this question.

The Prime Minister: Madame la présidente, je ne sais pas si c’est à en rire ou en pleurer.

(Interruptions)

Ploré oui ! Moi ki bizin ploré, zot p riyé !

(Interruptions)

Ki bouré ?

(Interruptions)

Ki l’Arabie Saoudite?

Madam Speaker : No. Hon. Bérenger, can I ask you to withdraw that word, which is unparliamentary. The word ‘bouré’ cannot be used in this Parliament. Now…

(Interruptions)

No. So, you withdraw that word.

(Interruptions)

Are you withdrawing that word?

Mr Bérenger : I have withdrawn! You did not hear?

Madam Speaker : No. I did not hear you saying that you withdrew.

Mr Bérenger : I withdrew!

Madam Speaker : Okay. You withdraw, but please bring down your tone.

(Interruptions)

Allow the hon. Prime Minister to continue!

(Interruptions)

The Prime Minister : La tête pe alé. I do understand that…

Madam Speaker : Hon. Prime Minister, reply to the question!

Mr Bhagwan : You are not shouting at me again!

Madam Speaker : No, hon. Bhagwan, please do not make remarks which are not warranted. I would not also accept that people shout at me. That is not acceptable. So, if…

Mr Bhagwan: I have never shouted at you.

Madam Speaker : Please sit down!

(Interruptions)

No, I am not arguing with you, but I do not want remarks which are unwarranted. You had a point of order; I would listen to your point of order.

(Interruptions)

Hon. Dr. Boolell, please!

(Interruptions)

Dr. Boolell : Madam Speaker, you are the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus on Gender, and you are not assuming your responsibility fully. This question…

(Interruptions)

Madam Speaker : Hon. Dr. Boolell! Please sit down!

(Interruptions)

Dr. Boolell : This question is relevant…

(Interruptions)

Madam Speaker : Hon. Dr. Boolell, I would not allow you to make comments on the Chair. Obviously…

(Interruptions)

Order, please!

(Interruptions)

Order! Hon. Dr. Boolell, you are defying the authority of the Chair, and I would not accept…

(Interruptions)

Please sit down! Let me tell you, if you go to the Standing Orders, then you will see that the discretion of the Speaker in calling Members to address the Assembly cannot be challenged. I give each one of you a fair chance to ask questions, and it is the discretion of the Chair to see to it that questions are answered. It is the discretion of the Chair also to see to it that all Members are given a fair chance to ask questions on any relevant subjects.

So, can you please withdraw the words that you have said, because all questions which have been taken have nothing to do with the Gender Caucus. Excuse me, nothing to do with the Gender Caucus! Can you please withdraw what you have said.

Dr. Boolell : Madam Speaker, I made…

(Interruptions)

Madam Speaker : Sit down, hon. Dr. Boolell!

(Interruptions)

Hon. Dr. Boolell, please sit down!

(Interruptions)

Would you sit down? Hon. Dr. Boolell, if I understand, you are not withdrawing what you said. You are still defying the authority of the Chair. Are you defying the authority of the Chair by saying what you have said? This is it, and I will ask you to withdraw. If you do not want to withdraw, I will have to take action. I have been very patient.

Dr. Boolell : I have stated nothing that is unparliamentary.

Madam Speaker : Hon. Dr. Boolell, I order you out. I order you out!

(Interruptions)

I order you out, hon. Dr. Boolell!

(Interruptions)
Hon. Dr. Boolell!

Dr. Boolell : I have stated…

Madam Speaker : No, I have ordered you out! Hon. Dr. Boolell…

(Interruptions)

Once more, I have ordered you out. It is the last time I am telling you that I have ordered you out. Okay?

(Interruptions)

No. I suspend the sitting