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2nd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Establish JSC - Legislative Formula for Parliamentary Autonomy

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: 23-May-2017
Speakers in the:
23-May-2017 Senate Debate Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (571.9 kb)
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Lester Henry [Government Senator]
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