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Parliament goes into recess, to reconvene on May 16 with President's address

Published on Apr 15, 2014 4:02 PM
 
A view of the Parliament House on 5 December 2013. After a session that has seen significant shifts especially in social policy, Parliament has gone into a mid-term break for members to take stock of their work, and will reconvene on May 16. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

After a session that has seen significant shifts especially in social policy, Parliament has gone into a mid-term break for members to take stock of their work, and will reconvene on May 16.

The new session will kick off with an address by President Tony Tan Keng Yam, outlining the Government's priorities, policies and programmes for the rest of its term ahead of the next election, widely expected to be held in 2016.

The House will then discuss these policies and programmes in its debate on the Motion of Thanks for the President's Address. Traditionally, this debate happens within a week or so of the address.

This recess, known as a prorogue, marks the mid-point of the Government's term, and is meant to give it time to map out its agenda and policies for the years ahead.

 
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