Future LA meeting dates now revealed

| 10/12/2013

(CNS): The PPMgovernment has set a timetable for the meetings of the Legislative Assembly for the remainder of the 2013-2014 session for the first time in many years. In the recent past meetings have been on an ad hoc basis, usually at the direction of the premier and before that the leader of government business. Members were often given very short notice, while the press and by extension the public were rarely formally informed at all and when they were, not until the eve of a meeting. However, Premier Alden McLaughlin had promised members that he would establish a timetable. The House resumes tomorrow for the remainder of the meeting that began in October and the next meeting will be in the New Year.

Meeting dates for the remainder of the current Session are 29 January, 2014, and then 12 March. Following the closure of the March meeting the Legislative Assembly will move into a new session for 2014/15 and that will open with the budget meeting on 2 May.

"We have been working with the Legislative Assembly and Madam Speaker Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly to develop a calendar so that all members of the Legislative Assembly can know when their presence will be required in the Honourable House,” McLaughlin said in a release from his office. “It is only fair that everyone be made aware so that they can plan and schedule their time with constituents and families.”

The sitting tomorrow is scheduled to open at 10am and will cover a number of bills, including the long awaited and much anticipated National Conservation Law.

Also on the order paper for the remainder of this meeting is the equally anticipated Standards in Public Life Bill, which will introduce a new regulatory and enforceable regime for governing the interests and conduct, not just of politicians but all public servants.

Other legislative changes include amendments to the Notaries Public law and the Insurance law but a full agenda for the remainder of this meeting has not yet been made public.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Do we really need these people? Do they actually do anything useful at all? What would happen if we just locked the doors and tossed some food in there from time to time.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I want to congratulate the Premier and his Government for setting this timetable for meetings of the Legislative Assembly for the remainder of this session. I trust hope and pray it continues for each session of the Legislative Assembly.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, they really have to work for about 7 days a year??? Thats outrageous, practically slave labour!! Of course us poor mortals who have to work 300 or so days a year deserve such a fate. No wonder nothing useful ever gets done.

  3. Anonymous says:

    now dat's a Christmas Vacation. Don't you just love paying the high cost of living in this country in order to accomodate these over-paid hustlers, so they don't have to come to work? The permeating garbage sent you smell is not Mt. Trashmore, it's the smell of the amount of self-serving sh!t coming out of the L.A. – all ya gah do is just watch dey facebook, worldwide music concerts, international football games, little cayman island weekend getaways with friends, it's a wonderful life!

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      • Anonymous says:

        Actually Scrooge is a good description for your typical UDP supporter, you know the ones who are always trying to stir the pot because they have lost Power.  This is the kind of thing they do. 

        No one can be happy around them even during the Hoidays.

        Unfortunately there are WAY too many of them around.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Premier Mclaughlin and others involved!