PRESS RELEASE: House of Assembly Meeting scheduled for Tuesday

By Parliament of St. Lucia

st-lucia-cabinet-parliament-house-assembly-senate-560x390A Formal House of Assembly Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. for the continuation of the debate on the Appropriation Bill 2017/2018.

A Sitting of the Senate is scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017 with Papers to be laid by the Honourable Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Leader of Government Business.

The following are down for consideration:


  • BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament authorizes the Minister for Finance to borrow by means of advances sums not exceeding fifty-five million dollars from commercial banks, for a period of six months from the date hereof, which sums shall be charged upon and paid out of the Consolidated Fund.


Appropriation 2017/2018

Thursday’s Sitting is scheduled to commence at 10:00 a.m.




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One comment

  1. How can a motion be brought up for debate in the middle of the debate on the Appropriation Bill ? My understanding is that the debate on the Appropriation Bill has already started, but was postponed for tomorrow. It means that the first order of business tomorrow, after Prayers, must be the continuation of that debate until it concludes. What if the motion generates a lengthy debate. Are Members going to spend time on that question, and then a day or two later come back to the House and say:OK, now let us go back to the debate on the Appropriation Bill which we had started several weeks ago ? Let us get the procedure right. By the way , I make reference to "a day or two" , purposefully to make the point that debates in the House cannot be curtailed by any side. Once the rules regarding the time Members take to speak are adhered to, a debate goes to its logical conclusion. The Budget Motion and the Debate on the Appropriation Bill are cases in point.


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