Bill to make Diego Martin and Siparia boroughs to be piloted in Parliament today

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Bill to make Diego Martin and Siparia boroughs to be piloted in Parliament today

The law to establish regional corporations—Diego Martin and Siparia—as boroughs, is listed for debate in Parliament on Friday afternoon.

The bill will be piloted by Rural Development and Local Government Minister Faris Al-Rawi at 1:30pm.
It requires a simple majority vote for passage.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced in November of 2020, that both corporations would become boroughs by 2021. However things were stalled as a result of the pandemic.
The Opposition UNC, while welcoming borough status for UNC-controlled Siparia corporation, warned the move should not be “cosmetic.”

Today’s Parliament sitting will also see Rowley facing a second round of “Questions for the Prime Minister.”

House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George recently indicated that there would be two PMQ sittings this month instead of the usual single sitting for PMQs.

Today’s supplemental agenda also has amendments to the Firearms Amendment Bill 2022, which were made in the Senate on Tuesday.

This includes deletion of a controversial clause which had proposed allowing the National Security Minister power to extend Firearms User’s Licences over the period stipulated in law. Opposition and Independent senators had expressed strong concerns about that.

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