Published On: Fri, Dec 29th, 2017

Parliament passes budget 2017 amendments

Minister Gibson in Parliament regarding budget 2017 amendments

Philipsburg — Parliament passes the budget 2017 amendments with 10 votes for and 0 against.

Today Members of Parliament sat in an urgent plenary public meeting in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Finance was present for this meeting.

The agenda point was:

Draft National Ordinance to amend the National Ordinance Budget 2017 in connection with changes to the Ordinary Service (IS/252/2017 – 2018 dated December 21, 2017) (ZJ 2017 – 2018 105)

Ontwerp van Landsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening begroting 2017 in verband met wijzigingen van de Gewone Dienst (IS/252/2017-2018 d.d. 21 december 2017) (ZJ 2017-2018-105)

After the deliberations whereby the minister of Finance answered and re-iterated answers to several questions posed by members of Parliament and addressed the comments made, the President of Parliament called for a vote on the aforementioned budget 2017 amendments and there were 10 personal votes for and zero votes against as roll-call voting (‘hoofdelijke stemming’) was requested by MP Rodolphe Samuel.

Members of Parliament, including the President of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams, thanked the minister of Finance, the honourable Richard F. Gibson, Sr., for his work on the budget amendments put to Parliament.

The voting can be viewed online via this link by clicking here>>>

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