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May parliament sitting resumes today

May 13, 2019 7:41 am

Parliament sitting for this month will resume today for a week.

On the agenda is the presentation of papers and certain documents including the presentation of reports of committees.

There will also be ministerial statements, motions, and debates along with consideration of bills.

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Also following the April parliamentary sitting an amendment to the Standing Orders was voted upon, changing the schedule of parliamentary proceedings.

Oral and written questions will be asked towards the latter end of the day’s sitting.

Among the questions on the floor today, Opposition MP Ro Teimumu Kepa is expected to ask Education Minister to update the parliament on the current status of the allocation of funding for the e-ticketing student transport assistance subsidy.

The other question of interest is for the Agriculture Minister to inform the house on what basis did the Ministry arrive at a figure of $4 per kg as compensation to be paid to farmers for the eradication of their cattle affected by brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis.

Other questions will include updates on the progress of the Nabouwalu New Town Development and Namosi Dam number 3 of Nadi Watershed Management project.

For all of Parliament’s business today, tune in from 9.30am on FBC TV for the live broadcast.

 

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