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Five bills take priority next year
Leader of Government Business Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal has listed five bills as priority legislation for the Government in the new year. Parliament is now on its annual Christmas break and is expected to resume in January 2014. Moonilal told the T&T Guardian yesterday the insurance and procurement legislation were among the priority matters to be completed. He also listed the Development of Land, Beverage Container and Bail bills as priority matters to be debated shortly.
Asked about the infrequent sittings of the House of Representatives this year, Moonilal said he was “not aware of the statistics on meetings but it was a year with four elections.” The Tobago House of Assembly election took place in January, after which there was the Chaguanas West by-election in July, in October there was the local government election in Trinidad and two weeks later, in November the people of St Joseph voted in another by-election.
Moonilal said: “This also meant that we needed to focus of our democratic imperatives and commitments.”
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