Private Motion – Annul the Freedom of Information (Exemption)(No.2) Order, 2003

Senate - 2nd 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 the 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, 2003, exempting the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago from application of the Freedom of Information Act was made by the President dated the 31st day of December 2003 and laid in the Senate on the 4th day of May, 2004; and

WHEREAS the said Exemption (No. 2) Order, 2003 is contrary to transparency, accountability and good governance and for diverse other good causes and reasons;

BE IT RESOLVED that the said Freedom of Information (Exemption) (No. 2) Order, 2003 be annulled.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

8 Jun 2004
13 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
2.Senator the Honourable Conrad Enill [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
3.Senator Dr. Ramesh Deosaran [Independent Senator]
4.Senator the Honourable Gary Griffith [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
5.Senator Dr. Kenneth Ramchand [Independent Senator]
6.Senator Brother Noble Khan [Independent Senator]
7.Senator Dr. Jennifer Kernahan [Opposition Senator]
8.Senator Dana Seetahal SC [Independent Senator]
9.Senator Robin Montano [Opposition Senator]
10.Senator the Honourable Danny Montano [Minister of Legal Affairs]
12.Senator the Honourable Dr. Lenny Saith [Minister of Public Administration and Information]
13.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]