Packed Agenda for National Assembly Sitting

According to the Order Paper issued Monday, 22nd November, by Mr. Jose Lloyd, Clerk of the lawmaking body, two of the 10 Bills were introduced and given a first reading at previous sittings and the other eight will be introduced and piloted through all three stages at Thursday’s sitting. One bill will be given its first reading only.

A release from the Prime Minister’s press secretary states that Minister of Finance, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will introduce and pilot through all three readings The Financial Services Regulatory Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2010; The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2010; The Hotel Accommodation and Restaurant Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and The Architects Registration Bill 2010. Dr. Douglas will also lead the debate on The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2010 which was introduced and given its first reading in October.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Sam Condor, was scheduled to introduce and read a first time and piloted through all other stages, The Interception of Communications Bill, 2010.

The Interpretation (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and The Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2010 will be piloted through all three stages at Thursday’s sitting by Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Patrice Nisbett.

Minister of Transport, Dr. Earl Asim Martin will lead the debate on The Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2010, while Senior Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Timothy Harris will move the second and third readings of the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Bill, 2010, which had its introduction and first reading in August.

The only piece of legislation that will be introduced and read only a first time is the Electronic Transaction Bill 2010, which stands in the name of Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Glenn Phillip.

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