Written by Zulfick Farzan
07 Oct, 2021 | 2:14 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); The 2022 Budget will be presented to Parliament on the 12th of November, said Minister Johnston Fernando on Thursday (7).
He also said at the Party Leaders meeting it was decided to call for a final vote on the Budget on the 10th of December 2021.
The Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Speaker of Parliament, decided to hold the Debate on the Appropriation Bill for the year 2022 from November 12th to December 10th.
Accordingly, it was decided to present the Second Reading (Budget Speech) of the Appropriation Bill for the year 2022 on Friday 12th November by the Minister of Finance.
It has been decided to hold the debate on Second Reading for seven days starting from Saturday, November 13th to Monday, November 22nd inclusive of Saturdays falling on each week.
Thereafter, the Vote for the Second Reading will be held on Monday, November 22nd at 5.00 pm.
Thereafter the Debate at the Committee Stage will commence on Tuesday 23rd November and it has been decided to hold the said Debate for 16 days inclusive of Saturdays up until Friday the 10th of December.
Thereafter, the Vote for the Third Reading will be held on December 10th at 5.00 pm.
During the Budget Debate, Parliament will convene at 9.30 am and will have 30 minutes from 9.30 am to 10.00 am for five Questions for Oral Answers.
The Second Reading Debate and the Committee Stage Debate will be held from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and will be suspended from 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm for the lunch break.
Accordingly, a Motion at the time of Adjournment will be taken up from 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm on every day except for November 22nd and December 10th when the Vote will be taken up.
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