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Meeting 4

No Bills were received for the Fourth Meeting of the 2007/08 Session

Meeting 3

Meeting 2

The following questions to Honourable Ministers and Members of the Cabinet were answered during the Second Meeting of the 2008/09 Session. For the full text, please refer to "Parliamentary Questions" (listed numerically and by category) in the Index to the Official Hansard Report.

PQs answered Friday 12th

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable First Official Member responsible for the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs and the Civil Service.

No. 5: To say what is being done to ensure that Government Departments and Authorities are complying with the Public Service Management Law.

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce

No. 6: To provide the cost of the planned new cruise and cargo facility, including the land.

No. 7: To say what kind of guarantee has the Port Authority and / or central Government given, or will give, to the developer for the use of his land.

No. 8: To say if the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), or any other cruise line companies, have been involved in the negotiations or discussions of the proposal for the planned new cruise facility.

No. 9: To say if the Government has looked at any alternative site, excluding the North Sound, for the development of a cargo dock.

No. 10: To say when will all outstanding annual accounts of Cayman Airways Ltd be tabled in this Honourable House.

PQs answered Thurs 11 Sept –

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture

No. 2: To say if the Board of UCCI has appointed a new President.

No. 3: To say whether the former President of UCCI was ever paid personally for work done for other Government departments.

No. 4: To say who appointed the former President of UCCI.

The following questions to Honourable Ministers and Members of the Cabinet were answered during the First Meeting of the 2008/09 Session. For the full text, please refer to "Parliamentary Questions" (listed numerically and by category) in the Index to the Official Hansard Report.

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture

No. 1: To say if the Board of UCCI has appointed a new President.

State Opening & Budget Meeting

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce

No. 1 To say how did the Minister come about the decision to remove the cargo port.

No. 2 To say what was the loss, if any, before subsidy of Cayman Airways Ltd. for 2006 and 2007, and when will the accounts be tabled in the Legislative Assembly.

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture

No. 3 What was the cost of the 2007 compared to the 2008 Heroes Day celebration, giving a break down of cost for –

  • printed material;
  • Andro Equipment rental; and
  • other costs.

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable Leader of Government Business and Minister responsible for District Administration, Planning, Agriculture and Housing

No. 4 To say how much was paid for printing services such as various books, stationary and documents including the Constitutional review documents and advertising, since May 2005 to present.

No. 5 To say:-

  • who printed the Mid-Term Report which was tabled on Monday 10th December, 2007;
  • what was the cost of the production including the printing of it;
  • was Government Information Services’ staff used to produce any of the Reports; and
  • how many copies were printed.

The Fourth Elected Member for George Town to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for Health and Human Services

No. 6 What safeguards are in place under the Government’s financial assistance programme to ensure that money collected by others on behalf of recipients is used for the recipient’s benefit.

The Second Elected Member for West Bay to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce

No. 7 Does Cayman Airways Ltd. owe any monies to the Cayman Islands Airport Authority and, if yes, how much and what is the aging of these amounts.

The Second Elected Member for West Bay to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for Education, Training, Youth, Sports and Culture

No. 8 Has the long standing practice of using locals for cleaning service at some Government Schools been ceased and, if so, what is the alternative.

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for the Ministry of Health and Hunan Services.

No. 9 To say –

  • what was the operating loss of the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company (CINICO) before subsidy for the year ended June 2007;
  • what was the subsidy for the year ended June 2007;
  • what was the operating loss before subsidy for the period July 2007 to 31 March 2008; and
  • (d) what subsidy has Government paid for July 2007 to 31 March 2008.

The Honourable Leader of the Opposition, the First Elected Member for West Bay, to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce.

No. 10 To say if the Cayman Islands Airports are in compliance with the Civil Aviation Regulations.

No. 11 To say how many staff members have been hired by Cayman Airways Ltd since May 2005; and provide an annual breakdown of nationalities.

The Third Elected Member for George Town to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for the Ministry of Health and Hunan Services.

No. 12 The Department of Children and Family Services has implemented the National Parenting Programme for the Cayman Islands. Can the Honourable Minister say if the Department, along with the Education Department in particular the Early Childhood Unit, intends to enhance and develop their parenting training staff by implementing the standardized training development by UNICEF and other regional organizations.

The Third Elected Member for Bodden Town to ask the Honourable First Official Member responsible for the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs and the Civil Service.

No. 13 What is the status of the Police investigations in regard to:

  • The Special Report of the Auditor General on the Affordable Housing Initiative; and
  • The Special Report of the Auditor General on the Review of the Debt Financing Arrangements for Boatswain’s Beach.

The Third Elected Member for Bodden Town to ask the Honourable Leader of Government Business, the Minister responsible for the Ministry of District Administration, Planning, Agriculture and Housing.

No. 14 How many families and other persons are living in trailer homes and where are they located.

The Third Elected Member for Bodden Town to ask the Honourable Minister responsible for the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture.

No. 15 To say:

  • How many teachers are being retired this year as a result of reaching the mandatory retirement age of 60 years;
  • Did any of these teachers wish to continue as annual contracted officers and were they allowed to do this