Solomons parliament adjourns

7:12 am on 3 November 2015

The Solomon Islands Parliament has adjourned for a week after a special motion from Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare this morning.

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Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

The Prime Minister says he sought the adjournment to allow the Public Accounts Committee to look at the new supplementary budget.

He says a number of Government commitments including payment for teachers' allowances and payment for claims of police officers engaged in border security are factored into the bill.

The Prime Minister says Parliament needs to deal with the supplementary bill quickly to allow the Government to prepare the full budget for 2016, which it wants passed by Parliament by Christmas.

The Opposition did not oppose the motion.

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