Seven Bills down for debate when the National Assembly meets

St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 21ST2012 (CUOPM)- Seven bills, three of which will be introduced and given their first reading, will be debated when the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly meets on Thursday 23rd February.

The Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Minister with responsibility for Finance, Sustainable Development, Human Resource Development, Police and the subject of National Security, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will seek leave to introduce and read a first time, the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment)Bill, 2012.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Labour, Immigration and Social Security, Hon. Sam Condor will introduce and have read a first time, The Passports and Travel Documents (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Hon. Patrice Nisbett will seek leave to introduce and read a first time The Attorney General’s Reference (Constitutional Questions) Bill, 2012 and The Offences Against the Person (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

Deputy Prime Minister Condor, will lead off the debate on The Immigration (Amendment)Bill, 2012, which was given its first reading on December 6th 2011.

Dr. The Hon. Timothy Harris, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade, Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Agriculture, Marine Resources and Cooperatives and Constituency Empowerment, will lead the debate on The Animals (National and International Movement and Prescribed Diseases Prevention Bill, 2011, which had its introduction and first reading on November 10th 2011.

Minister Harris will also lead debate on The Agricultural Produce and Livestock (Registration of Vendors) Bill, 2010, which was given its first reading on 6thAugust 2010.

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