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)