Bill Watch 51-2012

BILL WATCH 51/2012

[13th November 2012]



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Reminder: 2013 Budget Statement on Thursday

Parliament will re-assemble on Thursday 15th November for the presentation of the Minister of Finance’s Budget Statement.

Admission to the public gallery in Parliament to hear the Budget Statement is by invitation or for ticket-holders.  Seating is limited, so members of the public wishing to attend should contact Parliament’s Public Relations office to check if there are any tickets still available.  Telephone Harare 252941 or 700181/2, extension 2310. 

At the end of his speech the Minister will table the Estimates of Expenditure for 2013 and a draft Finance Bill to give effect to any proposed tax changes.  Then the House will adjourn to allow MPs and portfolio committees to study the Budget in preparation for the ensuing debate.  Portfolio committee chairpersons will present their committees’ reactions to the Budget during this debate.

Government Gazette of 9th November

Statutory Instruments  Three collective bargaining agreements were gazetted on 9th November [soft copies NOT available from Veritas]:

SI 174/2012 – comprehensive new conditions of service for the printing, packaging and newspaper industry

SI 175/2012 – code of conduct for the printing, packaging and newspaper industry

SI 176/2012 – salaries and allowances for welfare and educational institutions – with everything except the transport allowance deemed to have come into operation on 1st January 2011, and the transport allowance effective from 1st September 2011.  The statutory instrument records that the agreement is the result of two arbitration awards. 


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