Parliament’s second session prorogued
SANGSAD BHABAN, April 30, 2019 (BSS) – The 2nd session of the 11th Parliament was prorogued today with passing three bills during its five working days.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the prorogation order of the President of the second session at 9.50 pm.
Prior to reading out the prorogation order, the Speaker thanked all lawmakers belonging to both treasury and opposition benches for reaching consensus in the House in a unique way in upholding parliamentary democratic practices.
“The second session of the parliament became lively with the active participation of treasury and opposition lawmakers . . . their valuable opinion played a significant role in making the session more constructive,” she said.
Dr Shirin hoped that the treasury and opposition benches would continue to play their constructive role in the House in future.
The session began on April 24.
The session accepted 30 out of 321notices under the Section 71 of the Rules of Procedure, of which 18 notices were discussed in the House.
Besides, 155 notices were discussed for two minutes under the Section 71 (A) of the Rules of Procedure.
A total of 44 questions were received for the Prime Minister, of which she responded to 11 questions along with supplementary in the session.
The session received a total of 1,040 questions for different ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers and they replied to 375 questions including supplementary.
Leader of the House and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Begum Rowshan Ershad, ministers, state ministers, treasury and opposition benches members took part in the businesses of the House.
Earlier, Leader of the House and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Deputy Leader of the Opposition gave their valedictory speeches.
The Speaker thanked all parliament members, officials, print and electronic media personnel, law enforcers and fire service and civil defense for their restless service towards holding the parliament session smoothly.