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Hon Penn asks public to submit questions for HoA

Hon Penn asks public to submit questions for HoA

Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has urged members of the public to submit questions so they can be answered at an upcoming sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA).

“If you have questions for any Minister of Cabinet for the upcoming House of Assembly (HOA) meeting on Monday, 23rd August 2021, please forward via email or private message by Thursday, 12th August 2021 to meet the required deadline,” he said on an August 11, 2021, post.

According to the Opposition Leader, the move is also an opportunity to ask questions of the Government through the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

“We are committed to keeping you updated and ensuring your participation in the business of the HoA, which is being conducted on your behalf,” he said.

Opposition Leader Hon Penn has made himself available for questions of the full rules and to submit you questions via email address marlonpenn@hotmail[dot]com.

Rules for question submission

According to the House of Assembly's Standing Orders, questions may be put to ministers relating to public affairs for which they are officially responsible.

Questions also must be directed at one subject and must not include the names of persons or any statement of fact, unless they are necessary to render the question intelligible.

If a question is based on facts, the member asking shall make himself responsible for the accuracy of the statement and statements cannot be based on a newspaper report or an unofficial publication.

Questions can also not include arguments, inferences opinions, imputations, epithets, ironical expressions or hypothetical cases amongst other rules.

Questions can be submitted via email to marlonpenn@hotmail.com.


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