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Annulment of the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) Order, 2021

Senate - 1st 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) Order, 2021 was published on June 17, 2021 by Legal Notice No. 183;

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

BE IT RESOLVED that the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) Order, 2021 be annulled.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

5 Jul 2021
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
6 votes for, 23 votes against and no abstentions
Motion not approved
12 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
2.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
3.Senator Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
5.Senator the Honourable Nigel de Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate]
6.Senator Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
7.Senator Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
8.Senator David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
9.Senator Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
10.Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
11.Senator Renuka Rambhajan [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
12.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]