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Budget review begins today

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

STARTING TODAY, the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives will begin the examination of the 2015/2016 Estimates of Expenditure. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has tabled a $641.6 billion spending package along with an Estimate of Expenditure and five other crucial reports. The schedule for the examination is a follows:


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.M.

Examination of macroeconomic issues:

n Debt Management Strategy

n The Fiscal Policy Paper

n The Auditor General's Report

n The Estimates of Expenditure as a whole

n Ministry of Finance and Planning

n Office of the Prime Minister

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Economic Cluster (Ministers will be seated together)

n Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce

n Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining

n Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment

n Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries


10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Human and Social Development (Mministers will be seated together)

n Ministry of Education

n Ministry of Health

n Ministry of Labour and Social Security

n Ministry of Youth and Culture

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Infrastructure and Physical Development (mministers will be seated together)

n Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing

n Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Internal and External Affairs (Ministers will be seated together)

n Ministry of National Security

n Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

n Ministry of Local Government and Community Development

n Ministry of Justice