The Senate has delayed the passing of the National Insurance and Social Security (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and has adjourned until next week.
Wednesday’s sitting of the Senate was much anticipated as the Upper House was set to debate the proposed changes to the National Insurance Scheme which were announced last Tuesday in the House of Assembly.
However the session only lasted ten minutes as the decision was quickly taken to adjourn.
Senator Lisa Cummins explained the decision saying: “Due to a number of considerations today, the business of the Senate has now concluded. We will have a separate internal meeting of the Senate to be able to deal with the matter before us that is preparatory for some of the Bills that are on the agenda.”
The Senate is adjourned until August 9 at 11 a.m. (JC)