Establish JSC – Legislative Formula for Parliamentary Autonomy

Senate - 2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS financial and administrative autonomy of Parliament is an undisputed benchmark of a true democracy;

AND WHEREAS a Joint Select Committee established during the Tenth Parliament to consider proposals for the autonomy of Parliament reported to both Houses that parliamentary autonomy should be viewed as a recalibration of the existing relationship between the Executive and the Legislature;

AND WHEREAS the Government, in adopting the 2015 Manifesto of the People's National Movement as its official policy framework, confirmed its commitment to the principles of parliamentary autonomy;

BE IT RESOLVED that a Joint Select Committee of Parliament be established to consider and report within three (3) months on a legislative formula for parliamentary autonomy in Trinidad and Tobago.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

23 May 2017
Senate Debate Day 1Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
2.Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
3.Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
4.Ms. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
5.Senator Dr. Lester Henry [Government Senator]