This follows a request letter written by the Prime Minister, Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, to withdraw the six bills tabled by the former government.
Dr Tu’i’onetoa and four of the 12 current Cabinet members were part of the previous Cabinet that tabled the bills.
He pointed out that the intention of the Bills was to diminish the authority of His Majesty and the Nobles.
However, Cabinet is now convinced that they could develop the country under the current structure.
The Speaker accepted the request that was put forward by the Prime Minister.
The six Bills that the Speaker agreed to withdraw from the working agenda of the House are:
Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Bill 2019
Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment No. 2) Bill 2019
Tonga Police (Amendment) Bill 2019
Magistrate’s Court (Amendment) Bill 2019
Judicial and Legal Service Commission Bill 2019
National Spatial Planning and Management (Amendment) Bill 2019.