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Following the conclusion of today’s Budget Speech (Second Reading), the Second Reading Parliamentary Debate of the 2016 Budget will commence tomorrow (November 21) at 9.30am.

According to the Parliamentary Program for Budget 2016, the Second Reading Debate of the budget will be held over nine days. Accordingly, the dates of the Second Reading Debate are November 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30 and December 1 and 2. The debate will be held each day from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 6.30pm.

The Second Reading Vote will be taken at 5.00pm on December 2.

The Committee Stage Debate will commence thereafter on December 3. This is scheduled to be held over 15 days. Accordingly, the debate will be held on December 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.

The Third Reading Vote will be taken at 5.00pm on December 19.