The Electronic Voting System was used for the very first time in the House today. This was made use of when a division was taken for the Third Reading of the “Foreign Exchange Bill”.
This system was trialled on the 10th of December 2016 following the Third Reading of the Appropriation Bill 2017. Thereafter, Parliament resolved on the 5th of July 2017 that a division in Parliament during this session may be taken using the Electronic Voting System subject to the Provisions of the Standing Orders of Parliament Nos. 42, 43 and 44. The necessary provisions have also been incorporated in the Final Draft of the proposed Standing Orders.