February 17, 2012

Parliament from next week will extend sittings up to 5pm each day to enable parliamentarians to debate the State of the Nations Address presented by President J.E.A Mills yesterday.

It is envisaged that the debate on the President’s state of the nation address may be taken in the morning at each sitting day while the afternoons will be dedicated to other public business before the House, particularly Bills.

The Motion to thank the president on his state of the nations address will be moved on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. However, debate may continue on subsequent days during the week and members have therefore been urged to participate actively in the debate after the motion has been moved.

The Majority Leader Cletus Avorka who read out the business statement for the fifth week ending Friday 17 February stated that Bills will be presented to the house for first reading and those of urgent nature may be taken through the various stages in one day in accordance with Order 119.

Papers on Committee Report may also be presented to the House for deliberation.

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