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Throne Speech debate to start in House of Assembly

The House of Assembly returns to Veritas Place to debate the Throne Speech (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Legislators will return to the House of Assembly today to debate last week’s Throne Speech.

Cole Simons, the Leader of the Opposition, will deliver the One Bermuda Alliance’s Reply to the Throne Speech and the debate is expected to go on much of the day.

No legislation at the session, the first since house sessions were made virtual events over the summer, is up for discussion.

Social distancing at Veritas House in Hamilton, the temporary home of the Legislature, will be in force and the gallery will be closed to the public.

But he proceedings can be followed online on the Parliament website.

Ministerial statements in the morning are expected to include a half-year fiscal performance review and a revised 2020/21 Budget, both presented by Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance.

Wayne Furbert, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, will discuss the October 1 General Election.

Jason Hayward, the labour minister, will highlight the Government’s strategies for getting laid-off employees back to work, as well as training schemes for the unemployed.

Other statements are scheduled to include an update on rooftop solar panel installation, to be given by Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister.

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Published November 13, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated November 12, 2020 at 7:14 pm)

Throne Speech debate to start in House of Assembly

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