Parliament to take mid-term break from next year
Next half-term will be fresh starting point, Government will set direction
Parliament is set to take a customary mid-term break next year to take stock of its work and let the Government map out a new legislative programme.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday he intended to prorogue Parliament in the coming year, a move which would terminate the session and effectively hit the reset button.
"When Parliament sits again (in the second session) we will set out the next half-term, establish a fresh starting point for the rest of the term, set a direction - which I think, most likely, we will do next year," said Mr Lee at a dialogue on the National Day Rally last night.
Singapore's 11th Parliament was prorogued in 2009, three years after it was sworn in. The current Parliament was sworn in in 2011.