Private Motion – Annul the Freedom of Information Exemption Order, 2005
House of Representatives - 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) Order, 2005 which was laid in the House of Representatives on the 27th day of April 2005 exempts "information held by a public authority relating to a matter subject to an investigation by the authority from the application of the Freedom of Information Act;", and
WHEREAS the said Exemption Order, 2005 is contrary to transparency, accountability, good governance and for diverse other good cause and reasons:
BE IT RESOLVED that the said Freedom of Information Exemption Order 2005, be annulled.
(By the Member for Caroni East)