Private Motion – Financing of Political Parties
House of Representatives - 5th Session - 8th Republican Parliament
WHEREAS it is acknowledged that political parties play a vital role in the functioning of democratic government;
AND WHEREAS there is at present no legislative framework regarding the registration of political parties or the disclosure, by political parties, of contributions made to them by individuals or corporations;
AND WHEREAS the financing of political parties is an issue of major public concern;
BE IT RESOLVED that the House do appoint a special select committee to make recommendations as to what principles and systems of financing of political parties would be appropriate in the public interest.
(By the Member for Caroni East)