Refurbishing works will be undertaken on the Parliament building during the six-week recess period.
The House of Representatives went on recess on July 25 and the Senate is expected to proceed on a similar break shortly.
House Leader and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who made the disclosure while speaking on the motion for adjournment said work will be undertaken on the overall aesthetics of the building.
“We have used facilities to the point where it’s almost in disuse and we have to restore the usefulness of those areas. And so members, we hope that the team will move very quickly. The sound in the House…has been a real challenge, we want to repair that and to put it in good working condition,” he added.
Meanwhile, Minister Bartlett said members deliberated on and passed several critical pieces of legislation.
“This Honourable House has had a number of exciting meetings. We’ve had a number of committee meetings, we’ve had a number of joint select committees and sessional committee meetings and we indeed deliberated and passed a number of pieces of legislation,” he noted.
He wished the members well during the recess period and encouraged them to use the time to bond with friends and family.