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Fourth Session of the Eleventh Parliament

Image: Tuesday’s House sitting ended abruptly following a series of gaffes by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

The Session Starts Tuesday

The Fourth Session of the Eleventh Parliament is scheduled for Tuesday, April 09, 2019. Members of the House of Assembly will meet at 10:00 a.m. and Members of the Senate will meet at 10:30 a.m., after which both Houses will meet in joint session to receive a message from His Excellency, the Governor General, Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac.

The Standing Finance Committee will meet in closed session at 2:30 p.m. on April 09, 2019 to review the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure 2019/2020.

A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. where the debate on the Estimates of Expenditure 2019/2020 will take place. A report of the Meeting of the Standing Finance Committee will also be presented.

The following Motion is down for consideration:

BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly do adopt the Report of the Standing Finance Committee on the Estimates of Expenditure for the financial year 2019/2020 in the sum of One Billion, Five Hundred and Ninety-one Million, Five Hundred and Eighty-nine Thousand, ($1,591,589,000.00) dollars as a charge against the Consolidated Fund and other funds of the State of Saint Lucia.

A Formal House of Assembly Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2019 for the tabling of the Appropriation Bill 2019/2020 and the Delivery of the Prime Minister’s Budget Address.

The Monday meeting is scheduled for at 5:00 p.m. with the Debate on the Appropriation Bill to follow from Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

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