House Of Assembly To Convene In November

August 31, 2016

The House of Assembly will convene in November, with the Government saying it was “anticipated that there might be a necessity for two sittings of Parliament in September to address outstanding legislation” however “due to progress being made over the summer” and “continued legislative drafting” matters that were to be addressed during September “can be dealt with when the House of Assembly convenes in November.”

Parliament-Outstanding Legislation TC 31 Aug 01

“The Cabinet Office is advising that on behalf of the Government, the Premier Michael Dunkley, has notified the Speaker of the House of a return on 4 November for the Throne Speech,” a spokesperson said.

“It was anticipated that there might be a necessity for two sittings of Parliament in September to address outstanding legislation.”

“However due to progress being made over the summer with the Government and stakeholders on some policy matters, and continued legislative drafting it is the view that any legislative matters that were to be addressed during a September meeting can be dealt with when the House of Assembly convenes in November.

“It is the intention of Government to return to Parliament with significant, strong and robust legislative items aimed at progressing Bermuda forward.”

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  1. Unbelievable says:

    Ugh. Having the House back in session is like asking for a two by four to the back of the head. Bermuda is nicer (sort of) when they are out.