11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 4th SESSION

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1st Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Establish a Joint Select Committee to consider and report on a legislative formula for parliamentary autonomy in Trinidad and Tobago

WHEREAS financial and administrative autonomy of Parliament is an undisputed benchmark of a true democracy;

AND WHEREAS a Joint Select Committee established during the Tenth Parliament to consider proposals for the autonomy of Parliament reported to both Houses that parliamentary autonomy should be viewed as a recalibration of the existing relationship between the Executive and the Legislature;

AND WHEREAS the Government, in adopting the 2015 Manifesto of the People's National Movement as its official policy framework, confirmed its commitment to the principles of parliamentary autonomy;

BE IT RESOLVED that a Joint Select Committee of Parliament be established to consider and report within three (3) months on a legislative formula for parliamentary autonomy in Trinidad and Tobago.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

First Debated: 28-Jun-2016
Speakers in the:
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28-Jun-2016 Senate Debate Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (485.1 kb)
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
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