Child Abduction Bill to be Introduced in Parliament

The proposed legislation, titled The Child Abduction Convention Bill, 2012, is expected to be introduced by the Minister of Health, Social Services, Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs, Ms. Marcella Liburd. It will receive its first reading. However, no details have been provided to indicate what precise measures are to be included.

Other proposed legislations scheduled for discussion, will be five bills that will be given their second reading.

Those that will be in the name of the Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas are The VAT (Amendment) Bill, 2012; The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2012; The Vesting of Certain Properties Bill, 2012; The Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2012 and The Police Complaints Bill, 2012.

Meanwhile, the Metals (Amendment) Bill, 2012 will stand in the name of Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs, Agriculture, Marine Resources, Cooperative and Constituency Empowerment, Dr. Timothy Harris.

Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Patrice Nisbett will introduce and have read a first time The Justice Protection Bill, 2012.

In addition, five other bills down for second reading and debate are The VAT (Amendment) Bill, 2012; The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2012; The Vesting of Certain Properties Bill, 2012; The Metals (Amendment) 2012 and The Child Abduction Convention Bill, 2012.

 

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