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Parliament adjourned; Sine Die

THE Parliament has been adjourned on Monday, following a Sine Die motion which was moved by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week.

Mr Sogavare last week said, he will be moving a motion for the conclusion of the present 5th meeting of this 10th Parliament.

Debate on the sine die motion has ended late, on Monday.

This also concluded the 5th meeting of the 10th Parliament.

During this 5th meeting, Parliament receives a total of thirteen Bills. This included the 2017 Appropriation Bill 2016 and the two supplementary appropriation Bills.

Out of this thirteen, it already passed ten. They were:

1.      The Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill 2016

2.      The Land Surveyors Bill 2016

3.      The Child and Family Welfare Bill 2016

4.      The Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016

5.      The Wildlife Protection and Management (Amendment) Bill 2016

6.      The Pacific Games 2023 Bill 2016

7.      The Solomon Islands Tertiary Education and Skills Authority Bill 2016

8.      The 2017 appropriation bill 2016

9.      The 2016 supplementary appropriation bill 2017

10.   The 2017 supplementary appropriation bill 2017

Those remaining and are yet to go through second reading are:

1.      Whistle blowers Protection Bill 2016

2.      Anti – corruption Bill 2016

3.      Ombudsman Bill 2016

Adjournment sine die comes from the Latin “without day,” meaning “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.”

A legislative body adjourns sine-die when it adjourns without appointing a day on which to appear or assemble again.

Therefore, Parliament is adjourned Sine Die.

By RONALD TOITO’ONA

 


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