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Change coming for Parliamentary prayer

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2014 | 11:15 AM

There’s to be a change to the prayer read at the beginning of the sittings of Parliament.



Leader of Government Business, Phillip Paulwell, told the House of Representatives yesterday that there is a draft now up for consideration.



Paulwell said it is intended that an early meeting of the Standing Orders Committee be called to discuss the matter.



The house leader’s comments followed complaints by Member of Parliament for South West St Catherine Everald Warmington.



Warmington had repeated his frustration at members who deviate from the official prayer.



For his part, Speaker of the House, Michael Peart, indicated that going forward the Marshall, when asking a member to read the prayer, will require such a person to agree to stick to what is written in the standing orders.



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