12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 1st SESSION

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1st Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

Private Motion: Efficiency and Effectiveness of Parliament

WHEREAS Parliament is the arm of the State which gives effect to policy initiatives of the Executive through enabling legislation;

AND WHEREAS an efficient and effective Parliament can lead to improved governance for the benefit of citizens;

AND WHEREAS inordinate delays in the workings of Parliament can have an adverse impact on citizens, the economy and the society;

BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament take steps to evaluate its efficiency and effectiveness;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that arising from the evaluation, Parliament take the necessary action within its control to maximize its efficiency and effectiveness.

(By Senator Subhas Ramkhelawan)

First Debated: 03-Aug-2010
Approved on: 29-Nov-2010
Speakers in the:
Senate
03-Aug-2010 Senate Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (320.3 kb)
Sen Subhas Ramkhelawan [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Emmanuel George [Minister of Public Utilities]
Sen. Pennelope Beckles [Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate]
12-Oct-2010 Senate Debate - Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (319.7 kb)
Sen. Pennelope Beckles [Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate]
Sen. Corinne Baptiste-McKnight [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Rudrawatee Nan Gosine-Ramgoolam [Minister of Public Administration]
Sen. Terrence Deyalsingh [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
Sen. Kevin Ramnarine [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs]
26-Oct-2010 Senate Debate - Day 3 | Hansard PDF icon (429.7 kb)
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Fazal Karim [Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education]
Sen Elton Prescott, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
29-Nov-2010 Senate Debate - Day 4 | Hansard PDF icon (405.7 kb)
Sen Subhas Ramkhelawan [Independent Senator]
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