Budget review begins today
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:
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
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
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
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