PHILIPSBURG–The parliamentary debate on employment contracts amongst Members of Parliament (MPs) and Labour Minister Emil Lee, which was set for Tuesday, had to be cancelled due to the lack of a quorum.
Only seven MPs were present for the meeting, while eight are needed for a meeting to proceed.
Present were National Alliance (NA) MP Ardwell Irion, Democratic Party (DP) MPs Sarah Wescot-Williams and Perry Geerlings and United People’s (UP) party MPs Sidharth “Cookie” Bijlani, Claret Connor, Theo Heyliger and Tamara Leonard.
Notice of absence was received from NA MP Romeo Pantophlet and MP Chanel Brownbill had said he would be late.
Chairperson of Parliament Wescot-Williams said a report of the meeting would be made. According to the Rules of Order, the meeting has to be reconvened within four days. Lee and members of his cabinet and Ministry were present for the meeting.
The session was called to handle the adoption of the draft law amending the Civil Code and some other national ordinances in connection with the replacement of the seventh title A of Book 7A with a new title 10 of Book 7 regulations for employment contracts.
The meeting was originally scheduled for November 9. Also on the agenda were the amendment of Article 69 and addition of several new articles to the Rules of Order of Parliament.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/71606-debate-on-work-contracts-cancelled-due-to-no-quorum