OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER

The Hon. Dr. Angelo Farrugia, LL.D., M.Jur.


House of Representatives,
Republic Street,
Valletta - VLT 1115.
Tel: 2559 6000. Fax: 2599 6400


House of Representatives' Staff:

Personal Assistant to Mr. Speaker: Mr. Ancel Farrugia Migneco
Secretary to Speaker: Ms. Marcelline Barbara
Clerk of the House: Mr. Ray Scicluna
Snr. Clerk Assistant: Ms. Josanne Paris
Clerk Assistants: Ms. Pauline Abela
Ms. Anna Coleiro
Mr John Vella


OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

Chief Justice Emeritus Joseph Said Pullicino
12 St Paul Street,
Valletta - CMR 2000
Tel: 2122 4013. Fax: 2124 7924

Auditor General

Mr. Anthony Mifsud
Audit Department,
Notre Dame Ravelin,
Floriana CMR 02.
Tel: 2124 1041. Fax: 2122 0708


Deputy Speaker Censu Galea Dep. Chairman of Committees

DEPUTY SPEAKER:
The Hon. Censu Galea, A. & C. E., M.P. (PN)

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEES:
The Hon. Dr. Luciano Busuttil, LL.D., M.P. (PL)

Government Whip Godfrey Farrugia Opposition Whip David Agius

Parliamentary Whips:

Dr Godfrey Farrugia (Government)

Mr David Agius (Opposition)



PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




HOUSE BUSINESS COMMITTEE:

Chairperson: The Speaker of the House of Representatives
Members:
PL – Hon. Louis Grech, Hon. Godfrey Farrugia, Hon. Dr. Deborah Schembri
PN – Hon. Dr. Mario de Marco, Hon. David Agius (Whip)

PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE:

Chairperson: The Speaker of the House of Representatives
Members:
PL – Hon. Louis Grech, Hon. Godfrey Farrugia, Hon. Dr. Deborah Schembri
PN – Hon. Dr. Chris Said, Hon. David Agius

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE:

Chairperson: Hon. Tonio Fenech (PN)
Members:
PL – Hon Dr. Owen Bonnici, Hon. Chris Agius, Hon. Dr. Charles Mangion, Hon. Joseph Farrugia
PN – Hon. Dr. Mario de Marco, Hon. Claudio Grech

FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Chairperson:Hon. Dr. Luciano Busuttil (PL)
Members:
PL – Hon. Dr. George Vella, Hon. Dr. Franco Mercieca, Hon. Dr. Marlene Farrugia, Hon. Dr. Joseph Sammut
PN – Hon. Dr. Frederick Azzopardi, Hon. Toni Bezzina, Hon. Tonio Fenech, Hon. Dr. Francis Zammit Dimech

SOCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Chairperson: Hon. Anthony Agius Decelis (PL)
Members:
PL – Hon. Dr. Godfrey Farrugia, Hon. Silvio Parnis, Hon. Dr. Deborah Schembri
PN – Hon. Dr. Paula Mifsud Bonnici, Hon. Robert Cutajar, Hon. Dr. Stephen Spiteri

COMMITTEE FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF BILLS:

Chairperson: Hon. Silvio Parnis (PL)
Members:
PL - 3 Members
PN - 3 Members

FAMILY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Chairperson: Hon. Dr. Godfrey Farrugia (PL)
Members:
PL – Hon. Dr. Etienne Grech, Hon. Dr. Deborah Schembri
PN – Hon. Robert Cutajar, Hon. Dr. Paula Mifsud Bonnici

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Chairperson: Hon. Silvio Schembri (PL)
Members:
PL – Hon. Prof. Edward Scicluna, Hon. Charles Buhagiar, Hon. Dr. Michael Falzon
PN – Hon. Dr. Mario de Marco, Hon. Kristy Debono, Hon. Claudio Grech

NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE:

Chairperson: Hon. Louis Grech (PL)
Members:
PL – Hon. Chris Agius, Hon. Silvio Schembri
PN - Hon. Tonio Fenech, Hon. Dr. Mario de Marco

ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMITTEE:

Chairperson: Hon. Dr. Marlene Farrugia (Ind)
Members:
PL – Hon. Charles Buhagiar, Hon. Dr. Joseph Sammut
PN – Hon. Ryan Callus, Hon. Dr. Marthese Portelli


PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATIONS:

Inter-Parliamentary Union

Head of Delegation: Hon. Carmelo Abela
Member: Hon. Dr. Michael Gonzi (PN)
Substitutes are Joseph M. Sammut (PL) and Stephen Spiteri (PN).

Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

Head of Delegation: Hon. Dr. Justyne Caruana
Members: Hon. Dr. Joseph M. Sammut, Hon. Silvio Schembri (PL), and Hon. Prof. Albert Fenech and Hon. Dr. Stephen Spiteri (PN)
Substitute members are Etienne Grech (PL) and Clyde Puli (PN).

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Head of Delegation: Hon. Dr. Godfrey Farrugia
Members: Hon. Carmelo Abela (PL) and Hon. Dr. Frederick Azzopardi (PN)
Substitute Members: Government MPs Luciano Busuttil and Michael Falzon; and Opposition MP Jason Azzopardi.

Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of the Med

Head of Delegation: Hon. Dr. Michael Falzon (PL)
Members: Hon. Silvio Parnis (PL) and Hon. Censu Galea (PN).
Substitutes are Luciano Busuttil, Silvio Schembri (PL) and Albert Fenech (PN).

MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT:

PL - Mr. Marlene Mizzi, Dr Miriam Dalli, Dr. Alfred Sant
PN - Dr. Roberta Metsola, Mr David Casa, Dr Theresa Commodini Cachia




escorted by the PM and the Leader of the 
Opposition Taking the Oath of Office The Hon. Dr. Angelo Farrugia, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, taking the Oath of Office on the 6th April 2013.

PROFILE:

Dr Anġlu Farrugia LL.D. M.Jur. (magna cum laude), has assumed office after being elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Malta, during the first sitting of the Twelfth Legislature on 6 April 2013.

Dr Farrugia first entered Parliament in 1996, and was re-elected in 1998, 2003 and 2008. Between 1998 and 2008, Dr Farrugia was the Shadow Minister for Justice. In June 2008, he was elected as the Labour Party’s Deputy Leader responsible for Parliamentary Affairs, and served for five years as the Opposition’s Shadow Minister on Employment and Workers’ Rights.

Dr Farrugia was Chairman of the Standing Committee of the House for the Consideration of Bills between 1996 and 1998, and an ad hoc member between 1998 and 2013 on the same committee. Between 1996 and 2008, he was also a member of the Privileges Committee of the House of Representatives.

Dr Farrugia headed the Maltese Parliament’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) between 1996 and 1998, and served as a member of the delegation since then till 2008. He has travelled abroad on a number of EU and OSCE missions as an international observer during the holding of various elections, including the ones in Georgia (1999), the Presidential Election in Palestine (2004), the US Presidential Election in 2004, the Montenegrin Independence Referendum (2006) and the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Zambia (2006).

Dr Farrugia also served as a member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights.

Prior to entering politics, Dr Farrugia moved up the ranks within the Malta Police Force from 1977 to 1996, leaving the Force in the rank of Police Superintendent. During this period, he graduated as a lawyer from the University of Malta.

Dr Farrugia was born on the 29th December 1955 in Mosta, and is married to Carmen née Zammit. They have a daughter, Caroline, who is a practising lawyer.




Deputy Speaker taking the oath of MP PM taking the oath of MP Leader of the Opposition taking the oath of MP Group photo of the House with Archbishop of Malta


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