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Parliamentary Record of the Van Hool Islands

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:05 pm
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House of Commons
Official Parliamentary Record


The Ministerial Cabinet













PortraitMinister and ridingMinistership
ImageThe Rt Hon Ariella Aitken (Progressive), West EerlijkestadPrime Minister of the Van Hool Islands
Minister for the Environment
ImageThe Hon Martin Carlisle (Labour), New Brisbane-AvondaleDeputy Prime Minister of the Van Hool Islands
Minister of Finance
ImageThe Hon Adalynn Ledford (Progressive), BlenheimMinister of Interior Relations
ImageThe Rt Hon Odelia Ryskamp (Progressive), St. NikolaasMinister of Security and Justice
ImageThe Hon Bonifaas Jernigan (Labour), ListMinister of Foreign Affairs
ImageThe Hon Rebecka Aartsen (Progressive), ErikstadMinister of Economic Affairs
ImageThe Hon Theobald Schneiders (Labour), Vandenbrink-KimbaraMinister of Defence
ImageThe Hon Charissa Heijman (Labour), ListMinister of Health
ImageThe Hon Saranna Van Houttum (Progressive), NorthcoteMinister of Education
ImageThe Hon Randolf Cuijper (Green), ListMinister of Culture
ImageThe Hon Petra Van Andel (Green), YarraMinister of Science
ImageThe Hon Winifred Waters (Progressive), ListMinister of Infrastructure
ImageThe Hon Alexander Kuipers (Progressive), CheswickMinister of Immigration and Borders

Italic - Party leader
List MPs (MPs who do not represent a riding and are elected via party list) are denoted with List .

Speaker of the House of Commons Rosa van Ogtrop
First Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Alexandria Rijnder
Leader of the Opposition Jan Joiner

Composition of the Parliament
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Government
Yellow: Progressives (65)
Bright Red: Labour (LP) (39)
Green: Greens (GrP) (13)
Dark Red: Socialists (SP) (3)
Pink: Unity Party (EP) (1)
Opposition
Dark blue: Conservatives (CnsvP) (39)
Dark green: Nationals (NP) (17)
Bright Teal/Cyan: Liberals (14)
Dark Teal/Teal: Democrats (3)
Purple: Christian Democrats (3)
Crossbench
Black: Freedom Party (VP) (3)

Party leaders











[td]PortraitNameRidingPartyLeader since
ImageThe Rt Hon Ariella AitkenWest EerlijkestadProgressive2015
ImageThe Hon Martin CarlisleNew Brisbane-AvondaleLabour2013
ImageThe Hon Petra Van AndelYarraGreen Left2017
ImageThe Hon Ariana BarretNew CumbriaSocialist2017
ImageThe Hon Gabriëlle AkkermansNew GroningenUnity2017
ImageThe Hon Jan JoinerWaalwijkConservative2017
ImageThe Hon Jarvis GrantWest FeltonsvaleNational2010
ImageThe Hon Viona ChurchApatuanaLiberal2011
ImageThe Hon Anna DijkstraNew HaarlemVan Hool Democrats2014
ImageThe Hon Esmée VergoossenHogewijkChristian Democratic Party2017
ImageThe Hon Rutger AlberdingkVeenendaalFreedom Party2012

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:31 pm
by Van Hool Islands
Weekly Question Period (31 July 2017)
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Before we begin questions without notice, I would like to remind our honourable members and recognise that we have a new Acting Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Odelia Ryskamp, member for St. Nikolaas and Minister for Security and Justice. I'd like all of you to extend her a warm welcome and we are excited to work with her.
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop Right, questions without notice. The Leader of the Opposition and member for Philipsvale North has the call.
Question one
Nationalisation of power companies

Hon. Jan Joiner (Leader of the Opposition, CONS) Thank you Madame Speaker. My question is to the Acting Prime Minister, what is your party's policy on nationalisation of the power grid?
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) The Acting Prime Minister has the call.
Rt. Hon. Odelia Ryskamp (Prime Minister, PROG) Thank you Madame Speaker. In response to the Leader of the Opposition, there are currently no plans to nationalise the power grid, or at least not under a Progressive-led coalition government.
Question two
Tax cuts

Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) The leader of the National party, and honourable member for West Feltonsvale has the call.
Hon. Jarvis Grant (NAT) Thank you Madame Speaker. My question is to the Acting Prime Minister, what are you going to do to relieve the burden of tax from Van Hool families and businesses?
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) The Acting Prime Minister has the call.
Rt. Hon. Odelia Ryskamp Thank you Madame Speaker, in response to the honourable member for West Feltonsvale, we are focused on effectively using tax money and lowering the tax burden for lower class families. The current system we have for middle and upper class families, as well as businesses, is sufficient according to our government.
"Some Hon. members: Boo!"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Order please, this is the Parliament, not a primary school classroom. The Acting Prime Minister may resume her seat. Next question please.
Question three
Freedom of speech

Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Now for the last question of the session, the leader of the Liberal party and honourable member for Apatauna has the call.
Hon. Viona Church (LIB) Very well, thank you Madame Speaker. My question is to the Prime Minister. What will the Progressive party do to protect the right a Van Hool citizen has to freedom of speech and thought. In many cases, left coalitions such as the one currently in government, have stripped laws protecting freedom of speech, and disregarded the very basis of what this country is built on.
"Some Hon. members: Hear, hear"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) The Acting Prime Minister has the call.
Rt. Hon. Odelia Ryskamp Thank you Madame Speaker, I find it quite ironic that the honourable member for Apatauna brings this up, because I recall in 2015, the Conservative-led government of Driskoll van Hout put in place the Internet Security Act, which authorised law enforcement agencies to monitor internet communications of ordinary Van Hool citizens who were doing nothing wrong. So, I implore that you rethink that statement, and that you realise that this government cares more about freedom of speech and thought far more than the previous government.
"Some Hon. members: Hear, hear"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) The Acting Prime Minister may resume her seat. This concludes our question period for this week. Thank you for acting like adults, mostly.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:20 pm
by Van Hool Islands
Weekly Question Period (14 August 2017)
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Questions without notice, the leader of the Official Opposition.
Question one
Tax
Hon. Jan Joiner (CONS.) Thank you Madame Speaker, my question is to the Acting Prime Minister. How long will her ignorance continue when it comes to business owners and the current cost of running a business? How long will she continue to ignore the massive burden the unnecessary taxes put in place by Progressive coalition governments place on Van Hool business owners? How long until the Government realises that they will one day run out of other people's money?
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Thank you, the Acting Prime Minister has the call.
Rt. Hon. Odelia Ryskamp (Acting Prime Minister, PROG) Thank you Madame Speaker. Like the week before last week, I find it highly ironic that this is coming from the Opposition. In 1998, the Progressive Conservative led government of Katelijn Reynders implemented the GST. This placed an unneeded economic burden on business owners big or small, families, and any Van Hool taxpayer. And for what? Well, I'll tell you for what! Just a year after the implementation of the GST, Progressive Conservative MPs, including Reynders herself, were caught using taxpayer money for their own personal gain! Now, Madame Speaker, I don't know about you. But that seems highly suspect. Don't you? My fellow honourable member, the Progressive led government, the government that currently leads this strong and hard working nation, has never been in such a scandal, and we plan on keeping it that way. Why do you say that? Because we aren't the ones implementing taxes for our OWN personal gain! This government has already repealed unfair taxes that put a burden on the Van Hool worker. This government has already put in place laws to prevent MPs from throwing taxpayer money into their own wallets. Madame Speaker, this government has done more for the Van Hool taxpayer than any Conservative led government that has come before us. We use taxpayer money to improve the lives of the TAXPAYER, and not just our own. Thank you Madame Speaker.
"Some Hon. members: Hear, hear!"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Order from the honourable members please, thank you. The leader of the National party, and honourable member for West Feltonsvale has the call.
Question two
Australia-Van Hool relations
Hon. Jarvis Grant (NAT) Thank you Madame Speaker. My question is to the Acting Prime Minister. What will the Progressive coalition do about Australia-Van Hool relations? Australia is our single biggest trading partner, and one of our very closest neighbours. I'd hate for the government to squander that over disagreements with their government.
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) The Acting Prime Minister has the call.
Rt. Hon. Odelia Ryskamp (Acting Prime Minister) Thank you Madame Speaker. Well, to the honourable member, I do not have any sort of a clue as to what you're getting at with this question. I do concede that Australia is our closest ally, and has been since the idea of this nation was made reality. I don't really understand why you think that I've somehow shunned Australia, that statement seems very strange indeed. Especially considering that I'm meeting with Prime Minister Turnbull in Canberra next week to discuss Van Hool-Australian relations, and to strengthen the ties between our nation. My fellow honourable member, tell me, when was the last time you, as the leader of the National party, visited our neighbours to the south? I seem to recall that you have NEVER actually visited the nation in the entire time that you have been leader of your party!
"Some Hon. members interject"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Order please. This is still a parliament. Is that all from the Acting Prime Minister?
Rt. Hon. Odelia Ryskamp That is all, thank you Madame Speaker
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Very well, on to our last question this week, the leader of the Liberal party, and the honourable member for Apatauna has the call. The Acting Prime Minister may resume her seat.
Question three
Road infrastructure
Hon. Viona Church (LIB) Thank you Madame Speaker. My question is to the Acting Prime Minister, what will you do to improve the rather sorry state of road infrastructure throughout the nation?
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) The honourable member for Apatuana may resume her seat. The Acting Prime Minister has the call.
Rt. Hon. Odelia Ryskamp Thank you Madame Speaker, and a very warm thank you for your question, my fellow honourable member. For once we agree, the state of infrastructure in this nation is dreadful, I'll be the first one to admit it. And you know what? We're doing more to change that than any government before us. Under the Van Hout government, road infrastructure, especially in regional areas, was completely sidelined in favour of rather pointless legislation. The Government has already pledged ten million guilders to improve our roads, and make them safer. In two years, I promise you my fellow honourable member, there will not be a single pothole this side of the Solomon Sea.
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Very well, this concludes our question period for this week. Thank you.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:38 pm
by Van Hool Islands
Bill 12-5
A resolution to acknowledge small parties during Question Period, and to allow leaders of every opposition party to question the Prime Minister. Proposed by the honourable member for Matanga, Hans Jansberg (PROG)
Voting Stage
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) I hereby declare that the House votes on bill 12-5, as it has gone through it's readings and the House is satisfied that it is at a point to be voted on. All those in favour say aye.
"Some Hon. members: Aye!"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) All those opposed say no.
"Some Hon. members: No!"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) I think the ayes have it, we will move to divide. As you know, nos to the left of me, ayes to the right. Four minutes on the clock to divide.
"The honourable members divide, four minutes pass"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Very well, the honourable member for Helmsworth and the honourable member for Chatsfield will tell me the nos, and the honourable member for Willemswijk and the honourable member for Ginsbury will tell me the ayes.
"Several minutes pass again"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) I have been informed of the result by our four honourable members. For no, 76. For yes, 90. I move that this bill leave this house and is sent to the Governor General.
Bill is sent to the Governor General and given Royal Assent to be made law

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:44 pm
by Van Hool Islands
Bill 13-8
A bill to acknowledge the Maori language, and to change it's status to an official language of the Commonwealth, citing the language's status as a "lingua franca" among native Pacific Islander peoples in the Commonwealth. Written by the honourable member of the Nordhoek provincial parliament for Knight Harbor, Huhana Manaia (PINP), and presented to the federal parliament by the honourable list member Stephen Renholm (LAB).
First reading - 31 September 2017
Second reading - 17 October 2017
Third reading - 22 October 2017
Vote - 3 November 2017

Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) I declare that this House is to vote on Bill 13-8. The House and I agree that it has gone through sufficient debate and adjustment throughout the course of it's three readings and that it is ready to be voted on. Members in favour of this bill, say aye.
"Some Hon. members: Aye!"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) Likewise, they who disagree say no.
"Some Hon. members: No!"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) I think the ayes have it. We will move to divide. Nos to the left, ayes to the right. Four minutes on the clock.
"The honourable members divide, four minutes pass"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) My honourable friend for Erikstad will tell me the ayes, and my honourable list friend, Mr. Van Hierden will tell me the nos.
"Several minutes pass again"
Hon. Rosa Van Ogtrop (Speaker) I have been informed of the results, and I am now prepared to declare them to this House. The nos, 78, the ayes, 103. The ayes have it by a comfortable margin. Thank you. I move that this bill leave this house and is sent to the honourable her excellency, the Governor General.
Bill is sent to the Governor General and given Royal Assent to be made law