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At the Saturday 1 March preparatory meeting of the Third Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Youth Parliament at the Legislative Assembly, Mr Alfonso Wright, MLA and chairman of the parliamentís organising sub-committee, explains how to raise points of order and points of clarification addressed to the Speaker. Listening are Sidney Terry, in the Speakerís chair; Leader of the Opposition Thea Bush (standing); and others on the Government and Opposition benches.

Published 7th March 2008, 2:24pm

Participants of the CPA Third Youth Parliament met for the third consecutive Saturday on 1 March at the Legislative Assembly.

They heard about the tools MLAs use to debate in the House, including points of order and clarification. They also learned some of the protocols and procedures to be observed when addressing the Speaker and other Members in the House.

The parliamentís organising sub-committee Chairman Alfonso Wright, MLA; Osbourne Bodden, MLA; and Clerk of the Legislative Assembly Wendy Lauer organised the event and coached the participants.

At the Saturday 1 March preparatory meeting of the Third Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Youth Parliament at the Legislative Assembly, Mr Alfonso Wright, MLA and chairman of the parliamentís organising sub-committee, explains how to raise points of order and points of clarification addressed to the Speaker. Listening are Sidney Terry, in the Speakerís chair; Leader of the Opposition Thea Bush (standing); and others on the Government and Opposition benches.At the Saturday 1 March preparatory meeting of the Third Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Youth Parliament at the Legislative Assembly, Mr Alfonso Wright, MLA and chairman of the parliamentís organising sub-committee, explains how to raise points of order and points of clarification addressed to the Speaker. Listening are Sidney Terry, in the Speakerís chair; Leader of the Opposition Thea Bush (standing); and others on the Government and Opposition benches.
Opposition Member Marzeta Bodden speaks in a debate on a motion.Opposition Member Marzeta Bodden speaks in a debate on a motion.
(From left) Joseph Gracey, Heidi Knowlton, Sidney Terry and Marzeta Bodden are interviewed by Jeremy Davies, News 27 photographer.(From left) Joseph Gracey, Heidi Knowlton, Sidney Terry and Marzeta Bodden are interviewed by Jeremy Davies, News 27 photographer.
The two Leaders in the CPA Youth Parliament Marvin Hurlston (government) and Thea Bush (opposition) speak to News 27 Televisionís Jeremy Davies.The two Leaders in the CPA Youth Parliament Marvin Hurlston (government) and Thea Bush (opposition) speak to News 27 Televisionís Jeremy Davies.