November 26, 2013
House of Assembly meets on Thursday

Nineteen questions for oral answer, ten Bills and two questions for written answers are down on the Order Paper for when the House of Assembly meets this Thursday.{{more}}

The current state of the Black Sigatoka spraying programme is one of the two questions to be asked by Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace.

Eustace is also expected to ask the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr Ralph Gonsalves to give the current amount owed by the government to the private sector in the country.

And in light of the incident which took place on the waters off Union Island in October, where an occupant of a yacht was attacked and seriously wounded, Dr Godwin Friday will be asking for an update on the patrol boat at Admirality Bay, Bequia, from the Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture.

The estimates of the 2014 budget are expected to be delivered in just over one month’s time — Member of Parliament for Central Kingstown St Clair Leacock will ask the Prime Minister how much of the cash receipts in the 2013 budget under the caption “other” has been received to date.

And the Parliamentary Representative for North Leeward Roland Matthews will ask the Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar what intiatives are there to encourage fisherfolk to continue in the sector.

The Witness (Special Measures) Bill 2013 and the Tourism Authority’s Amendment Bill 2013 are at the Select Committee Report stage, while the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2013 is at the Select Committee stage.

Seven other Bills are expected to receive their first reading.(DD)