11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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2nd Session of the 8th Republican Parliament

Private Motion - Annul 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; and

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 Senate on the 4th day of May, 2004; and

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 Freedom of Information (Exemption) (No. 2) Order, 2003 be annulled.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

The Motion was not approved. Related Motion in the House of Representatives.
First Debated: 08-Jun-2004
Speakers in the:
Senate
08-Jun-2004 View the Order PDF icon (389.1 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (301.0 kb)
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Conrad Enill [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Sen. Prof. Ramesh Deosaran [Independent Senator]
Sen. Gary Griffith [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Prof. Kenneth Ramchand [Independent Senator]
Sen. Brother Noble Khan [Independent Senator]
Sen. Dr. Jennifer Kernahan [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dana Seetahal [Independent Senator]
Sen. Robin Montano [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Danny Montano [Minister of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Lenny Saith [Minister of Public Administration and Information]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
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