[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chief Whip of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Gail Teixeira has revealed that a recent motion by the PPP for there to be a sitting of the National Assembly in November has been denied by House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland.
According to Teixeira, she received a three and a half page letter from the Speaker at 10:00 hrs on Thursday November 12, informing her of his decision.
The reasons according to the Letter, was because the PPP lacks the locus-standi as prescribed by the Standing Order that deals with convening a sitting of the House on such occasions.
Teixeira said that it was an attempt to “muzzle” the PPP from engaging the APNU+AFC in Parliamentary debates over the recent increase of salaries for Ministers and Special Office holders.
Asked whether she believed there was collusion between Dr Scotland and the APNU+AFC on the matter, Teixeira urged that reporters draw their own inferences.
This comes after Government had moved to have the November 12 Sitting postponed indefinitely given that Government Parliamentarians have hectic travel schedules for the month of November.
The PPP had tabled a motion in the National Assembly that if passed would see the nullification of increase given to Parliamentarians and Ministers. [Jomo Paul]