Montserrat's Budget Appropriation Bill Postponed To 13th April, 2017

It has however become necessary to postpone the tabling of the Budget Appropriation Bill until the 13th of April, with the Budget debate now planned for the 18th of April 2017.

Montserrat's Budget Appropriation Bill Postponed To 13th April, 2017

The formal Legislative session to discuss the 2017/18 Budget (Appropriation Bill), was planned for 23rd of March 2017. It has however become necessary to postpone the tabling of the Budget Appropriation Bill until the 13th of April, with the Budget debate now planned for the 18th of April 2017. The postponement is occasioned by the change in UK Ministerial responsibility, which has caused a delay in the approval of Montserrat’s Financial Aid Business Case by the UK Minister.

Consequently, to allow spending to continue in 2017/18 Fiscal Year, the Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo, Minister for Finance, will today authorize funds through the Consolidated Fund to allow Government spending to continue until the passing of the Appropriation Act in April. This authorization will be effected through a Provisional General Warrant, addressed to the Accountant General by the Minister of Finance.