MP Wescot-Williams: “Thirteen parliamentary committees is overkill”

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PHILIPSBURG – Recently the Parliament appointed chairpersons to thirteen parliamentary committees. The history of these committees triggers the question why they are there in the first place because More...

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Sarah Wescot-Williams - 20180522 HH

MP Wescot-Williams: “Thirteen parliamentary committees is overkill”

PHILIPSBURG – Recently the Parliament appointed chairpersons to thirteen parliamentary committees. The history of these committees More...

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MP Wescot-Williams: “Thirteen parliamentary committees is overkill”

PHILIPSBURG – Recently the Parliament appointed chairpersons to thirteen parliamentary committees. The history of these committees triggers the question why they..
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