Division of revenue amendment bill passed despite DA walkout

2015-11-18 19:03
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Cape Town - The division of revenue amendment bill was passed in the National Assembly on Wednesday, despite DA MPs walking out.

The bill was due to be voted on in the National Assembly on Thursday, November 12 but could not be passed when DA MPs walked out, ensuring that there were not enough members present in the House to allow the bill to pass.

Division of revenue lays down how the total government revenue should be divided and allocated between the spheres of government and within government.

DA MPs and the EFF objected to the bill being read a second time in the National Assembly on Wednesday, with the official opposition calling for a division.

But when it came time for the vote, the DA MPs had walked out.

But this time there were more than enough members in the National Assembly, with 223 MPs voting in favour and 17 against.

The bill will now be sent to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.

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