11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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5th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

Lack of Confidence in the Leader of the Opposition

WHEREAS the reckless conduct of the Leader of the Opposition and Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West has given rise to serious concerns in the public domain about his judgment and the exercise of his discretion;

AND WHEREAS the Leader of the Opposition had a duty to exercise the power conferred on him under Section 6(1) of the Police Complaints Authority Act, Chap. 15:05 to nominate a Director of the Police Complaints Authority ("PCA") impartially, free from bias and in accordance with the Code of Conduct laid out in the Integrity in Public Life Act, Chap. 22:01 ("IPL");

AND WHEREAS there was a real possibility that the Leader of the Opposition was biased when he exercised his power under Section 6(1) of the PCA Act;

AND WHEREAS the Leader of the Opposition, in making the said nomination, abused his office or could be perceived as abusing his office, by failing to comply with the Code of Conduct set out in the IPL Act;

AND WHEREAS the Leader of the Opposition and the Member for Diego Martin West by this conduct and other reckless acts has brought the Office of the Leader of the Opposition and the House into public odium and disrepute:

BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House censure and condemn the conduct of the Leader of the Opposition and Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Honourable House express its lack of confidence in Dr. Keith Rowley as the Leader of the Opposition and Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West.

(By the Leader of the House)

First Debated: 25-Mar-2015
Approved on: 1-May-2015
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
25-Mar-2015 House Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (538.6 kb)
Hon. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Minister Justice and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Hon. Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, MP [Tobago East] [Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development]
Hon. Errol Mc Leod, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development]
08-Apr-2015 House Debate - Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (608.9 kb)
Hon. Errol Mc Leod, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development]
Hon. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Minister of Works and Infrastructure]
Hon. Rodger Samuel, MP [Arima] [Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration]
Hon. Stephen Cadiz, MP [Chaguanas East] [Minister of Transport]
Hon. Jairam Seemungal, MP [La Horquetta/Talparo] [Minister of Land and Marine Resources]
Hon. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy]
17-Apr-2015 House Debate - Day 3 | Hansard PDF icon (879.5 kb)
Hon. Dr. Delmon Baker, MP [Tobago West] [Minister of Tobago Development]
Hon. Dr. Lincoln Douglas, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism]
Hon. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
Hon. Stacy Roopnarine, MP [Oropouche West] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
01-May-2015 House Debate - Day 4 | Hansard PDF icon (624.1 kb)
Hon. Dr. Fuad Khan, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Minister of Health]
Hon. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
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