The House Business Committee (HBC) met on Monday with Independent MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando and Nationalist MP Franco Debono both turning up and contributing to a very hot meeting.
Dr Tonio Borg said he was proposing that the House should then resume its debate on the updating of the censorship laws (the film and theatre classification bill), which is approaching its conclusion.
Labour whip Joe Mizzi said the Opposition agreed that the House will start debating on the IVF Bill on October 15.
Dr Franco Debono said he had announced he would vote against the Budget. One could not continue living a lie in discussing the programme of the House like nothing was happening.
Mr Speaker Michael Frendo asked Dr Debono to stick to the subject and not raise issues which had nothing to do with the committee's agenda.
Labour MP Joe Sammut, who tabled the motion in parliament, said the privatisation of car parks would create problems for residents who do not have residential parking zones.
PL Deputy leader Anglu Farrugia said that PL is asking for a public consultation together with the Local Councils for an open debate to take place.
Dr Tonio Borg said that at the moment, he cannot commit himself on a particular date to discuss the car parks privatisation motion.
Labour whip Joe Mizzi confronted this indecision and demanded that this motion to be discussed 'in the name of democracy'.
Nationalist whip David Agius replied that the government needs some time to consider and evaluate the proposals and Labour MP Anglu Farrugia conceded as long as consultation will take a matter of days.
He proposed that the Committee's next meeting will take place on Thursday before parliament adjourns.
MP Franco Debono said that today he will present an addendum or an amendment to his private motion that he put forward last January on political party finances.