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    • Parliament will prorogue on Tuesday (February 17) to make way for the new legislative year on February 19.
    • 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 that begins the next session.
    • The Government will also have a new Budget cycle with the tabling of the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure in February, instead of as customary in April.

    Parliament will prorogue on Tuesday (February 17) to make way for the new legislative year on February 19.

    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 that begins the next session.

    Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who made the disclosure at yesterday’s (January 13) sitting of the House of Representatives, said there is still a lot of work to be done before the end of the current Parliamentary cycle.

    “So, between now and about the 17th of February, when we prorogue, we do have a lot of work to do, and so we are going to have a very busy session, so I welcome the members’ support and cooperation as we pursue the task at hand,” he said.

    The Government will also have a new Budget cycle with the tabling of the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure in February, instead of as customary in April.

     

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