Private Motion – Annul the Freedom of Information Exemption (No.2) Order, 2005

Senate - 3rd Session - 8th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS by virtue of Section 5 (1) (c) of the Freedom of Information Act No. 26 of 1999, the President may by Order, subject to negative resolution of Parliament determine such public authority or function of a public authority to which the Act shall not apply; and

WHEREAS the Freedom of Information (Exemption) (No. 2) Order, 2005 which was laid in the Senate on Tuesday June 21, 2005 exempts "The Integrity Commission established under the Integrity in Public Life Act, 2000" from the application of the Freedom of Information Act, 1999; and

WHEREAS the said Freedom of Information (Exemption)(No.2) Order 2005 is contrary to transparency, accountability, good governance and for diverse other good cause and reasons;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Freedom of Information (Exemption)(No.2) Order, 2005 be annulled.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

26 Jul 2005
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
11 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
2.Senator the Honourable Christine Kangaloo [Minister of Legal Affairs]
3.Senator Dr. Eastlyn McKenzie [Independent Senator]
4.Senator Dana Seetahal SC [Independent Senator]
5.Senator Dr. Kenneth Ramchand [Independent Senator]
6.Senator Brother Noble Khan [Independent Senator]
9.Senator the Honourable Mary King [Independent Senator]
10.Senator Angela Cropper [Independent Senator]
11.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]