Madam Speaker, item number 5 has been advertised to draw the attention of Hon Members on the exigency of passing this Bill. I envisaged that given its importance, we should have some winnowing process to be able to narrow the issues, so that we can debate on the Bill. So it is not actually intended to be started this morning. But the purpose is to let all Hon Members know, so that those who are interested would join us, the Winnowing Committee, to look at it.
May I also add, Madam Speaker, that there are other Bills that are outstanding. So I would want the committee Chairpersons, Ranking Members and the entire committee members to note, that the Veterans Administration, Ghana Bill, 2010 is a Bill we should be looking at one of these days. Then the intestate Succession Bill would also be looked at, and then the College of Education Bill, 2011 would also be considered.
It is anticipated. that we would look at these three Bills, just before the State of the Nation Address sometime in the middle of February.
So I would want to urge committee Chairpersons and Ranking Members to take note and try to co-operate with the Business Committee, so that we can
expedite action on these Bills. So this Bill, the Presidential (Transition) Bill, will not be heard today; we would rather invite those who have filed amendments to meet me in the office, so that we can start the winnowing at 2.00 o'clock. The time is 11.00 o'clock now; we would make it 2.00 o'clock, when we would start winnowing.