Dr. Piscopo was born in Cospicua and studied at the
Lyceum and the Royal University of Malta from where
he graduated a Doctor in 1943.
Piscopo entered politics in 1947 and worked in the
Labour Party club committee at Cospicua and in the
National Executive Committee. He contested all the
eight general elections from 1950 to 1976. He
managed to retain his parliamentary seat on every
occasion, although in 1950, 1955, and 1962, he was
elected thanks to the casual elections for a seat
vacated by Dom Mintoff.
In 1971 Piscopo was given the portfolio of Minister
of Health, a post he held until October 1974. He was
then given the Ministry of Posts, Electricity, and
Communications where he served up till 1976.
Piscopo was appointed Minister of Tourism in
September 1976, a post he held up to October 1978
when he resigned. He then continued to serve as a
medical practitioner in the Cottoner area.