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Thursday, July 9, 2015, Ashar 25, 1422 BS, Ramadan 21, 1436 Hijr

JS Budget Session ends
Staff Correspondent
Published :Thursday, 9 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 15
The sixth session of the 10th parliament was prorogued on Wednesday with unanimously adopting the thanksgiving motion on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's contribution to turning Bangladesh into a lower middle-income status country.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the prorogation order of the President after 26 working days of the session.
She congratulated the lawmakers for taking part in the discussion on the budget and hoped that the lawmakers of the treasury bench and opposition would continue to play their constructive role in the House in future.
"The budget session of the JS became lively with the active participation of treasury and opposition lawmaker's valuable opinion played a significant role in making the budget for fiscal 2015-16 more constructive," she said while delivering concluding address.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith placed the Taka 2,95,100 crore national budget for the fiscal 2015-16 in the House on June 4.
Giving salient features of the sixth session of the parliament, the Speaker said lawmakers took part in budget discussion for 58 hours on the budget for FY 2015-16 from June 8.
Side by side with making laws, a total of 160 notices under Rule 71 of the Rules of the Procedure were received and of them, six were accepted. Movers of 45 notices got the opportunity to speak for two minutes each under Rule 71 (a) of the Rules of Procedure.
Five bills were passed in the House placed from the government side in the current session.
Besides, the House held general discussion on three accepted notices under Rule 174 (1) of the Rules of Procedure and unanimously adopted thanksgiving motions on the three notices.
The Jatiya Sangsad unanimously adopted thanksgiving motions relating to implementation of Bangladesh-India Land Boundary Agreement, electing UK MPs by three female Bangladesh origin British citizens and Bangladesh achieving the lower middle income status.
The Speaker said a total of 292 questions were received for the Prime Minister's question-answer time and she responded to 63 including the supplementary questions. Besides, a total of 4,122 questions were received for ministers and state ministers question-answer time and ministers and state ministers responded to 2,878 questions.
Earlier, Leader of the House and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Rowshan Ershad gave their valedictory speeches.
Ministers also spoke on various important issues on Rule 300 of the Rules of the Procedures.

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