Justice Minister Andrew Parsons will be taking some time away from the House of Assembly to deal with what he refers to as a family medical situation.
This is the same reason he stepped away from his role as Government House Leader.
Parsons will remain MHA for Burgeo – La Poile and as Justice Minister.
He did not provide a time frame for his return.
Siobhan Coady has taken over the position as Government House Leader.