Opposition no-show in Parliament

Opposition no-show in Parliament

Members of the Opposition United National Congress did not turn up today in the House of Representatives.

On Tuesday the Opposition walked out of parliament during debate on the Tobago Self Government Bill.

It came after a request was made by the Leader of Government Business, Camille Robinson Regis, to grant the Prime Minister sixty minutes extra speaking time.

Despite the absence of the Opposition the government went ahead with its work.

The Leader of the Government Business led off proceedings on the Tobago Island Government Bill 2021.

This was followed by contribution from Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi who said he received submissions from former Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary, Hochoy Charles and Progressive Democratic Patriots Deputy Political Leader, Farley Augustine, on Tuesday.  

The parliament then went into the Committee Stage on the bill for a short period.

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, reported no further clauses were considered and amended and the House was asked to agree with the report of the Committee’s progress so far.

The parliament was then adjourned to Friday July 2nd 2021 at 1:30pm.

Source: Power News Digital

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