Cuan Hedley John Elgin

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Cuan Hedley John Elgin

Appearances

  • Preparation for World Summit on Sustainable Development: discussion 5 Jun 2002

    South Africa would be given four seats in the actual summit and 25 MPs would attend the NGO conference held in conjunction with the summit. Mr. Elgin (DP) stated that he did not realise that Parliament was considered an NGO, and he stated his opinion that Parliament must hold at ...
  • Fourth Draft of Bill: deliberations 19 Feb 2002

    Mr Elgin (DP) suggested that the problem was that the powers and privileges were already stated in the Constitution. What this Committee is dealing with is additional powers and priveleges and not the powers and privileges as stated in the Constitution. In the first draft of the Bill, phrase from ...
  • Fourth Draft of Bill: deliberations 19 Feb 2002

    Mr Elgin (DP) suggested that it would be difficult for another Law Adviser to take over. The Committee had gone through the fourth draft and what was needed was a working draft incorporating the suggestions made to date.
  • Fourth Draft of Bill: deliberations 13 Feb 2002

    Mr Elgin (DP) raised Clause 17(4) as a point for discussion, and stated that everybody should be paid by Parliament for their expenses - unless recompensed by the State.
  • Fourth Draft of Bill: deliberations 13 Feb 2002

    Mr Elgin (DP) asked if a witness is compelled to give incriminating evidence and whether such evidence can be used against him in a court of law?
  • Fourth Draft of Bill: deliberations 13 Feb 2002

    A draft memorandum was handed out which would have the effect of replacing section 6(2). A point that was debated between Mr Elgin (DP) and Mr Meyer (Parliamentary Law Advisor) was the difference between "procedures" and "proceedings" and what exactly was being challenged. Mr Elgin stated that "procedures" are ...
  • Fourth Draft of Bill: deliberations 13 Feb 2002

    Mr C. Elgin (DP) commented that clause did not look like a constitutional provision.
  • Powers and Immunities of Parliament Bill: deliberations 28 Sep 2001

    Mr Elgin (DP) raised the issue of an appeal. If a conviction is appealed, is the House to await the decision of the Appeal Court first before removing a Member or not? Mr Hendrikse replied by stating that Parliament has a duty to wait for the Appeal procedure to expire ...
  • Powers and Immunities of Parliament Bill: deliberations 28 Sep 2001

    Mr C. Elgin (DP) was of the opinion that the Bill presented no relative importance since the powers and privileges of Parliament had been listed in the Constitution, unless it contained additional powers and privileges not expressed in the Constitution. He further stated that in reading the Bill, he was ...
  • Powers and Immunities of Parliament Bill: deliberations 28 Sep 2001

    Mr M. Masutha (ANC) disagreed with the sentiment that the Speaker should have discretion in the issuing of a certificate. He remarked that it would be difficult to assess what is parliamentary business and what is not. And, in fact, this should be determined by the Speaker. An element of ...
  • Powers and Immunities of Parliament Bill: deliberations 28 Sep 2001

    At this juncture, Mr Elgin (DP) enquired as to the legal understanding of the phrase "…bring Parliament in contempt…" as contained in Clause 11(b). Adv Meyer referred him to Chapter 4 Clause 8(d), which he believed fully explained the terminology used in Chapter 5 Clause 11(b).