11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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2nd Session of the 8th Republican Parliament

Private Motion - Negative the Freedom of Information (Exemption)(No.2) Order, 2003

WHEREAS by virtue of section 5(1)(c) of the Freedom of Information Act No. 26 of 1999 the President may by Order subject to the negative resolution of Parliament determine such public authority or function of a public authority to which the Act shall not apply;

WHEREAS the Freedom of Information (Exemption) (No. 2) Order, 2003 exempting the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago from application of the Freedom of Information Act was made by the President dated the 31st day of December 2003 and laid in the House of Representatives on the 16th day of April 2004;

WHEREAS the said Exemption (No. 2) Order, 2003 is contrary to transparency, accountability and good governance and for diverse other good causes and reasons;

BE IT RESOLVED that the said Exemption (No. 2) Order, 2003 be negatived.

(By the Member for Siparia)

The Motion was not approved. Related Motion in the Senate.
First Debated: 26-May-2004
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
26-May-2004 View the Order PDF icon (389.1 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (425.9 kb)
Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, MP [Siparia] [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Conrad Enill [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Dr. Fuad Khan, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin East] [Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education]
Mr. Kelvin Ramnath, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
Mr. Ganga Singh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Chief Whip]
Mr. Chandresh Sharma, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, MP [Siparia] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Kenneth Valley, MP [Diego Martin Central] [Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
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