Mr Speaker, nobody is running away from the arrangements that we have in this House that Papers from Committees are required to be laid in the House by Hon Chairmen of Committees.
In their absence, any Hon Member could lay the Paper just like if an Hon Minister is, for inexplicable reasons, unavoidably absent from the House.
Mr Speaker, what we have always done at the Cabinet level is for the Hon Minister holding the fort for the one who is not in the Chamber to perform the assignment on behalf of the Hon Minister who is absent.
Mr Speaker, other than that, an Hon Deputy Minister could perform that function; especially when in this case it relates to just the laying of the Paper.
Mr Speaker, we are not even considering the Paper. The the issue that I raised is that we would endeavour to have the Hon Members, and indeed, the Hon Ministers responsible for various issues to be in the Chamber to address matters. Mr Speaker, we would take it on aboard, but I just made the point that in this case, no breach of our rules has ensued.