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Parliament To Sit One Week Per Month

Parliament will be sitting one week per month from February. Secretary-General to Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua said decisions to change Parliament sittings were agreed by the Business Committee of Parliament. The
14 Jan 2017 13:29
Parliament To Sit One Week Per Month
Secretary-General to Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua.

Parliament will be sitting one week per month from February.

Secretary-General to Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua said decisions to change Parliament sittings were agreed by the Business Committee of Parliament.

The schedule of this year’s Parliament sitting is consistent compared to last year.

She said the Committee anticipated changes to the Parliament sittings because there were Bills and annual reports which needed to be put before Parliament.

The Business Committee determines which business to be considered by Parliament each sitting day.

“The decisions to the changes were brought forward from both sides, which are the Opposition and Government. It was put forward to the Business Committee of Parliament, they agreed to the changes,” Ms Namosimalua said.

Government Whip, Ashneel Sudhakar, said he looked forward to the first Parliament sitting for this year.

“There are still a lot of business that is pending from last year, like the Bills, annual reports and other issues. We will have sittings from February till September, and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

“At the moment, the committee is still scrutinising the annual reports that were tabled before us and the submissions we received on certain Bills.

“Once that is all done, then a decision will be made of when to table them before Parliament,” he said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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