Annulment of Selection Process Order for Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police

Senate - 1st Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS it is provided by section 123(2) of the Constitution that the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police be selected by criteria and procedure prescribed by Order of the President subject to negative resolution of Parliament;

AND WHEREAS the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner (Selection Process) Order, 2015 was published on December 16, 2015 by Legal Notice No. 218;

AND WHEREAS the Order significantly diminishes the role of the Police Service Commission among other things;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) Order, 2015 be annulled.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

21 Jan 2016
Senate Debate Day 1Hansard
17 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
2.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
3.Senator H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
4.Senator Daniel Solomon [Opposition Senator]
5.The Honourable Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security]
6.Senator Sophia Chote SC [Independent Senator]
7.Ms. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
8.Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
9.Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
10.Senator Rodger Samuel [Opposition Senator]
11.Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
12.Senator Gerald Hadeed [Opposition Senator]
13.Senator Melissa Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
14.Senator Wayne Sturge [Opposition Senator]
15.Senator David Small [Independent Senator]
16.Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
17.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]