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Changes coming over 'disgraceful' parliamentary attendance - Paulwell

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 5:40 PM

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says in two weeks it will be reorganising its membership on parliamentary committees amid public disappointment over the poor attendance records of many legislators.

Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell has called the situation a disgrace and said his side will be making changes.

 

Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell. He was speaking this morning on Power 106 FM's Independent Talk

In a series of reports, The Gleaner has disclosed that the Parliament over the past year has never started at the 2 o'clcok time on the days when the House is scheduled to meet.

READ: Playing with Parliament - Several MPs missing sittings or turning up late when they do attend

The House had 50 scheduled meetings between March last year and March this year.

Opposition MP, Ian Hayles, missed 26 of the sittings while his colleague Luther Buchanan did not turn up on 23 occasions. 

Regarding the committee meetings, Rudyard Spencer, Alando Terrelonge, James Robertson, Dr Dayton Campbell, Horace Dalley, Victor Wright, Denise Daley Marisa Dalrymple Philibert and Noel Arscott, missed most or all of the meetings they were expected to attend.