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The Houses of Parliament will be hosting a delegation from the United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) from July 27- 31, 2009.
The CPA, which is the grouping of Parliamentarians from the 53 nations of the Commonwealth, seeks to promote co-operation among member states.
The visit by the British delegation will further enhance the co-operative spirit, which exists between the British and Jamaican Parliaments. One of the primary aims and objectives of the six-member delegation is to investigate socio-economic conditions in the country.
While in Jamaica, members of the delegation will meet with Government officials and Opposition Spokespersons to learn more about the challenges being faced by the country.
In addition, they will discuss parliamentary issues with Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The delegation will also tour a United Nations-funded Climate Change project, constituency projects, a health facility and a social housing project.
Members from the United Kingdom Branch of the CPA last visited Jamaica in 2005, while a delegation from the Jamaica Branch paid a reciprocal visit in 2006.

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