House of Representatives


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)

3 Jun 2005
4 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Ganga Singh [Caroni East] [Opposition Chief Whip]
3. Dr. Roodal Moonilal [Oropouche] [Opposition Member]
4.The Honourable Kenneth Valley [Diego Martin Central] [Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance]