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1st Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Annulment of Selection Process Order for Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police

WHEREAS it is provided by section 123(2) of the Constitution that the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police be selected by criteria and procedure prescribed by Order of the President subject to negative resolution of Parliament;

AND WHEREAS the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner (Selection Process) Order, 2015 was published on December 16, 2015 by Legal Notice No. 218;

AND WHEREAS the Order significantly diminishes the role of the Police Service Commission among other things;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) Order, 2015 be annulled.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

First Debated: 21-Jan-2016
Speakers in the:
21-Jan-2016 Senate Debate Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (973.9 kb)
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Sen. H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
Sen. Daniel Solomon [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security]
Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. Rodger Samuel [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Gerald Hadeed [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Melissa Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
Sen. Wayne Sturge [Opposition Senator]
Sen. David Small [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
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