State Opening Of Parliament Tomorrow


The State Opening of Parliament for the Fiscal Year 2020/21 will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11.

This will be the last State opening of Parliament before the next General Election.

The House will be prorogued today, Monday, February 10.

Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen will deliver the Throne Speech, in which he will outline the Government’s priorities for the new financial year, beginning on April 1.

The 2020/21 Estimates of Expenditure will be tabled on the same day, following the ceremonial opening of Parliament.

Prorogation marks the end of a Parliamentary session. It is the formal name given to the period between the end of a session of Parliament and the State Opening of Parliament.

The Standing Finance Committee of the House will meet, between Monday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 25, to discuss the new Budget

On Tuesday, March 10, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke, will open the debate on the 2020/21 Budget in the House of Representatives.

This will be followed by the presentation of the Opposition Spokesperson on Finance, Mark Golding, on Thursday, March 12.

Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, will make his contribution to the 2020/21 Budget debate on Tuesday, March 17.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will make his contribution on Thursday, March 19.

Dr Clarke will close the Budget Debate on Tuesday, March 24.


Franklyn Mcknight

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