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Annulment of the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) (No. 2) Orders, 2021 – Senate

Senate - 2nd Session - 12th 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 of Police (Selection Process) (No. 2) Order, 2021 and the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order, 2021, were published on November 25 and 26, 2021 by Legal Notices Nos. 277 and 278 respectively;

AND WHEREAS the Orders, among other things, significantly diminish the role of the Police Service Commission;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) (No. 2) Order, 2021 and the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order, 2021 be annulled.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

25 Jan 2022
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard

6 votes for, 21 votes against, no abstentions

12 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
2.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi SC [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
3.Senator Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
4.Senator Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
5.Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
6.Senator Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
8.Senator Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
9.Senator Sean Sobers [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
10.Senator Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
11.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
12.Senator the Honourable Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]