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MPs to begin debate on state of Jamaica's constituencies today

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Parliamentarians will this afternoon begin debating the state of Jamaica's constituencies when the House of Representatives resumes sittings from its summer break. 

The House is expected to meet at two o'clock.

North East Manchester member Audley Shaw and Eastern St Andrew representative, Andre Hylton are among the five parliamentarians to make presentations today. 

Audley Shaw

Audley Shaw

According to information on the Parliament’s website, the debate will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday until September 16.

Forty-eight presentations are expected although there are 63 constituencies.

Meanwhile, a notice on the Parliament’s website says the resumption will allow for feedback on this year’s Budget and projections for the upcoming one to be discussed at a month-end Cabinet retreat.

The State of the Constituency Debate is a new feature of the parliament that was introduced to widen participation of MPs while shortening Sectoral Debate presentations.