11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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3rd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Lack of confidence in the Minister of National Security

WHEREAS the Minister of National Security is responsible for ensuring public safety by the maintenance of law and order and the effective oversight of the national security infrastructure;

AND WHEREAS the number of citizens who have lost their lives to the criminal element since September 2015 has risen astronomically to unprecedented levels leading to a nation paralyzed by fear;

AND WHEREAS women, children and the elderly have been under attack in the most vicious and brutal ways ever experienced as a result of the rampant and emboldened criminal elements;

AND WHEREAS the actions and inactions of the Minister of National Security have demonstrated his failure to properly discharge his functions;

AND WHEREAS the conduct, actions and non-performance of the Minister of National Security have been the subject of widespread adverse commentary, criticism and censure by citizens, the media and the civil society which has undermined public confidence in him:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House express its lack of confidence in the Minister of National Security and call upon the Prime Minister to revoke his appointment forthwith.

(By the Member for Naparima)

First Debated: 22-Jun-2018
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
22-Jun-2018 House Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (576.0 kb)
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of Communications, Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security]
Mr. Fazal Karim, MP [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member]
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