Falklands : MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH BY THE HON MR IAN HANSEN
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 27.08.2013 (Article Archived on 24.09.2013)
Madam Speaker, Honourable members, I will be very brief today not least because the final address made at any final Assembly Meeting always has the danger of being perceived as an election speech so I will try to avoid that, hoping to be more bland than usual perhaps.
MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT SPEECH BY THE HON MR
Madam Speaker, Honourable members,
I will be very brief today not least because the final address made at any
final Assembly Meeting always has the danger of being perceived as an election
speech so I will try to avoid that, hoping to be more bland than usual perhaps. I would like to thank the Honourable Sharon
Halford for standing in today as Deputy Speaker and also congratulate you on
making history – our first female Speaker and first MLA to fill the
position. I would also like to wish
Richard Cockwell a speedy recovery. I am
really sorry he didn’t get to be a deputy speaker for a day.
I would also like to thank all the
heads of departments that I have worked with over the last two years and shared
portfolio responsibilities with – not just those heads of department I have had
portfolio responsibilities for but also the heads of department I had as a
second MLA responsible for.
I would like to take this
opportunity to thank the Senior Agricultural Advisor, Andrew Pollard who, after
12 years of service for the Department of Agriculture is finishing at the end
of this month and I would wish him well for the future.
While I am thanking people I must
thank Claudette and Cherie at Gilbert House for all the work they have done
over this entire Assembly but certainly the help they have given me over the
last two years. As usual it’s been of
the highest of standards.
I think the achievements of the
past four years have been quite significant.
I am not going to run through them all but certainly one that stands out
to me is the fact that the public diplomacy move has been concentrated on the
last four years. Certainly over the
last two or three anyway it’s been really quite successful and in some ways
rather a brave and controversial move but I believe it has paid off.
The Honourable Jan Cheek and I
will shortly be heading off to attend all the Party Conferences and, of course
by the time we return in early October the dissolution of this Assembly will
Madam Speaker, that’s all I am
going to say today. I just wish
everybody who – whoever the new assembly is – I wish them all the best. And I do hope there are many people out there
who are considering putting their names forward.
Madam Speaker, I beg to support
the Motion for Adjournment.
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