House of Representatives


Private Motion: The Handling of SIA Files

House of Representatives - 1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS Parliament was advised that a component of the national security system (SIA) has for years been operating without the requisite legal authorization and may have violated the constitutional rights of citizens as it collected information of an unspecified nature;

AND WHEREAS Parliament has acted swiftly to rectify the situation in the interest of national security and the recognition of citizen’s rights to unwarranted intrusion into their private affairs;

AND WHEREAS the Government has failed to treat responsibly with the body of information accumulated by the SIA;

BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House condemn the action of the Government;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Government report immediately to Parliament on how it has handled, and is handling the SIA files/data so as to give citizens the assurance that the SIA’s actions no longer pose a threat to their interest or that of national security.

(By the Member for Diego Martin West)

28 Jan 2011
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
2 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition]
2.Senator the Honourable Brig. John Sandy [Minister of National Security]
25 Feb 2011
House Debate - Day 2Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Dr. Tim Gopeesingh [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
2.Senator the Honourable Dr. Amery Browne [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
3. Dr. Roodal Moonilal [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing and the Environment and Leader of the House]