House of Representatives


Adoption of the Elections and Boundaries Commission Order, 2005

House of Representatives - 3rd Session - 8th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS under section 71 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (hereinafter referred to as "the Constitution") there is established an Elections and Boundaries Commission (hereinafter referred to as "the Commission"):

AND WHEREAS under subsection (1) of section 72 of the Constitution the Commission is charged, inter alia, with the review of the number and boundaries of the constituencies into which Trinidad and Tobago is divided:

AND WHEREAS in accordance with paragraph (a) of the said subsection (1) of section 72 of the Constitution, the Commission on the 15th day of June, 2004 submitted to the Honourable Prime Minister and the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, a report in which it recommended that Trinidad should be divided into thirty-nine constituencies the boundaries whereof are delineated in Appendix "D" to the said report and Tobago should remain divided into two constituencies:

AND WHEREAS it is provided by subsection (3) of section 72 of the Constitution that as soon as may be after the Commission has submitted a report under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of the said section 72, the Minister, designated by the Prime Minister for this purpose shall lay before the House of Representatives for its approval the Draft Order by the President for giving effect, whether with or without modifications, to the recommendations contained in the report:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Draft Order entitled "The Elections and Boundaries Commission Order, 2005" be affirmed.

(By the Prime Minister)

27 Apr 2005
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan [Ortoire/Mayaro] [Minister of Works and Transport]
2.The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC [Siparia] [Opposition Member]
3.The Honourable Colm Imbert [Diego Martin East] [Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education]
6 Jun 2005
House Debate - Day 2Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Colm Imbert [Diego Martin East] [Minister of Works and Transport]
22 Jun 2005
House Debate - Day 3Hansard
2 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley [Diego Martin West] [Minister of Housing]
2. Dr. Roodal Moonilal [Oropouche] [Opposition Member]
23 Jun 2005
House Debate - Day 3 (Cont)
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Manohar Ramsaran [Chaguanas] [Opposition Member (UNC)]
2.Mr. Ganga Singh [Caroni East] [Opposition Chief Whip]
3.Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan [Ortoire/Mayaro] [Government Member]