Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives, Karl Samuda, says the Government is making a concerted effort to start sittings of the house more promptly.

Samuda made the comment shortly after he and his opposition counterpart, Phillip Paulwell, clashed in the House this afternoon.

The clash took place when Mr. Paulwell raised concern about the 25-minute delay in the beginning of today’s sitting.

Mr. Samuda reminded Paulwell that during his tenure as Leader of Government Business a few years ago, the House often began sitting more than an hour late.

Samuda says the Government has taken additional steps to ensure that the country’s parliamentary business takes place in a more efficient manner.