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Les épines et les fleurs de l’hémicycle

Les épines et les fleurs de l’hémicycle

Pour ne pas déroger à la règle, quelques propos, parfois sévères, des fois humoristiques, ont été échangées entre les Parlementaires dans l’hémicycle ce mardi 17 juillet. Nous vous rapportons quelques transcrits des discussions de mardi dernier. Un exercice que nous ferons désormais chaque semaine.


  • Ainsi, voici les épines et les fleurs de l’hémicycle

    Mr X. L. Duval: Obviously, it is not working, Madam Speaker. I would like to ask the Rt. hon. Minister Mentor whether, as Minister responsible for the Police, he has read the recently published Drug Observatory Report, as he said himself that it is connected to the drug issue.
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: Well, I have looked at it, but, so far as drug is concerned, we are not under the previous Government in which the PMSD formed part, drug was tolerated in this country; no action was taken, in fact, no Commission of Inquiry. But we are tackling the problem. The amount of drug that is being seized, was it so before that? So, it’s easy to blame others, but they should look at themselves in the mirror.
    Mr X. L. Duval: (…) I would like to ask the Rt. hon. Minister Mentor what is happening with the drug issue. All these drugs are being seized, we agree – mostly by MRA by the way. We agree. What is the reason why there are so many more drug addicts in the country going to the hospitals? Why?
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: Well, this question should be put to the population, and especially to parents who have no control whatsoever now on their children and many of them are having recourse to drugs.
    Mr X. L. Duval: Yes, he should maybe, because is the Rt. hon. Minister Mentor aware that in the last Afrobarometer Study, trust in the Police Force has fallen to just 50% of the population? That is, 50% of the population do not believe in the Police, 50% do. What is being done by the present Commissioner of Police, by the Rt. hon. Minister Mentor himself to increase trust in the Police?
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: Well, if that is so, I think, the whole blame is on the previous Government, they did nothing.
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: I have already answered all this, what is being done. I cannot see what we can do more. Counselling? We will go house to house to counsel?
    Mr X. L. Duval: Yes!
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: Were you doing it?
    Mr Uteem: Yes, thank you, Madam Speaker. As the question relates to murder, can I know from the Rt. hon. Minister Mentor how many cases of murder are still unresolved by the Police to date?
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: How many cases are still pending?
    Mr Uteem: Unresolved.
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: Inquiry?
    Mr Uteem: Unresolved.
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: What is meant by unresolved? The inquiry is not complete yet?
    Mr Uteem: No prosecution is lodged against suspects.
    Sir Anerood Jugnauth: No prosecution! (Interruptions) Well, it seems we do not have the answer right now. Can the hon. Member, please, come with a specific question?
    Mr Bhagwan: (…) Before 2014, il y avait quelqu’un qui utilisait his scissors just to cut the voices, reduce the voices of the Members of Opposition. Is the Ag. Prime Minister aware that every Tuesday now, the voices of the Members of Opposition are completely erased? So, is he prepared to discuss with the Officer-in-Charge to see to it that, at 21 least, as far as Parliament is concerned, that the voices – nous sommes devenus muets pour la MBC? The
    Ag. Prime Minister: I do not know how scissors can reduce voices. (Interruptions) I see to cut out the Opposition. There is under the law a Complaints Committee. There is the Supreme Court as well. (Interruptions) We cannot say ‘ah’ for the Supreme Court.
    Mr Bhagwan: I assume my responsibility, I have never changed side, I am still in the area. This is the opinion of the hon. Ag. Prime Minister. (Interruptions) He would not make me afraid. I am not afraid of his voice or whatever.
    Mr Abbas Mamode: So, being given the profits that the banks are making and the businesses running on Saturdays, does it not make sense that banks may be opened on Saturdays also?
    Ag. Prime Minister: Whether it makes sense or not is a matter for the Bank of Mauritius to determine together with the banks. I am not going to express an opinion on this.
    Mr Armance: In his answer, the Ag Prime Minister mentioned that there has been a short list now. Will he table the list of all the shortlisted candidates for this post?
    The Ag. Prime Minister: I am certainly not going to do anything of the sort!
    Mr Ganoo: Madam Speaker, on a point of order!
    Madam Speaker: Yes!
    Mr Ganoo: Madam Speaker, I have raised my hand 10 times since this morning and you seem never to see me. I consider this unfair and a discrimination. Madam Speaker, you cannot not see me at all times!
    (Interruptions)
    Madam Speaker: Yes.
    Mr Ganoo: Since the PNQ, I have raised my hand.
    Madam Speaker: Yes. Please, sit down!
    (Interruptions)
    Please, sit down!
    (Interruptions)
    Please, sit down! Hon. Member, you have been in this Assembly for several years and you know very well what the Standing Orders say. I need not quote the Standing Orders for you, but it is for the Speaker to decide on the relevance and the number of questions which are asked on a particular topic.
    (Interruptions)
    Mr Ganoo: Madam Speaker, it is not possible that you could not have seen me ten times …
    (Interruptions)
    Madam Speaker: It is not a point of order!
    (Interruptions)
    Please, sit down!
    (Interruptions)
    Please, sit down! This is not a point of order and you cannot challenge. There is no debate on the the ruling of the Speaker. We proceed on the next question.
    (Interruptions)
    Mr Ganoo: This is unfair and a discrimination.
    Madam Speaker: Please, sit down!
    (Interruptions)
    Next question, hon. Armance!
    (Interruptions)
    Please, sit down!
    Mr Ganoo: Instead of protecting the right of….
    (Interruptions)
    Madam Speaker: Please, sit down! Next question!
    (Interruptions)
    Please, sit down!
    (Interruptions)
    Mr Ganoo: We all have the same right in this House!
    Madam Speaker: Hon. Ganoo, please sit down!
    (Interruptions)
    You cannot!
    (Interruptions)
    Please sit down! Hon. Ganoo, please sit down! There is no debate on the ruling of the Speaker. You are out of touch of Standing Orders if you are saying so and I won’t debate on this. Next question, hon. Armance!
    (Interruptions)
    I will order you out!
    (Interruptions)
    Hon. Ganoo, please! Please!
    (Interruptions)
    Mr Ganoo: Standing Orders…. ]
    Madam Speaker: I will order you out if you continue. Next question, hon. Armance!
    (Interruptions)
    Mr Ganoo: Madam Speaker, you have…
    (Interruptions)
    Madam Speaker: Please, sit down! You don’t challenge my authority!
    (Interruptions)
    If you continue, hon. Ganoo, I order you out!
    (Interruptions)
    Hon. Ganoo, I order you out!
    (Interruptions)
    Hon. Ganoo, I have said I order you out!