THE Legislative Assembly has adjourned its next sitting until May 2020.
Parliament was scheduled to sit yesterday, February 17, 2020.
However, the Lord Speaker with the approval of the Legislative Assembly’s Business Standing Committee approved a letter from the Prime Minister asking the Speaker for an adjournment until May.
In his letter, the Prime Minister stated his government needs time to complete some unfinished business and they are currently working on new initiatives, including the preparation of the 2020/2021 Budget and new Bills to be tabled in the House.
The PM’s request was made by the Speaker to the Business Standing Committee and the proposed changes to the sitting calendar were approved.
It is a normal practice for the Prime Minister of the day to seek the Speaker’s approval of Parliament to convene or adjourn.