MP removes cushions, places them on floor
July 5, 2013

MP removes cushions, places them on floor

Member of Parliament for West Kingstown Daniel Cummings seems to be exploring different options to achieve comfort, while seated in the House of Assembly{{more}}

On Tuesday, during this week’s sitting of the House, Cummings removed the cushions from his chair, placing them on the floor.

Over the last few months, the Opposition parliamentarian has publicly expressed concern about his back, which he alleged was injured in 2011, when he, along with his New Democratic Party colleagues, were removed from the House of Assembly.

During the May 16, 2013 sitting of the House, Cummings made public a request he had made to Speaker of the House Hendrick Alexander to be provided with a chair that would provide his back with more support.

Following the request, Cummings said that he had received a letter from the Speaker, which he says is a clear indication that Alexander does not intend to recommend that a special chair be provided.(DD)