St. Kitts Nevis Opposition submits Integrity in Public Life bill

Opposition Leader Hon Mark Brantley and MP Hon. Eugene Hamilton

Basseterre, St. Kitts (April 18th 2011):- People’s Action Movement Deputy Political Leader and Opposition MP Hon. Eugene Hamilton on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition Hon. Mark Brantley on Monday submitted the Private Members’ Bill – The Integrity in Public Life Bill, 2011 to the clerk of the National Assembly Mr. Jose Lloyd.

The bill was submitted accompanied by a formal request that it be entered in the Order Book and be listed under Public Business – Private Members Business and included on the order paper of the upcoming sitting of the National Assembly.

Hon. Hamilton, on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition, also gave notice that in accordance with the said Standing Orders the Opposition Leader Hon. Mark Brantley will seek leave for the introduction of the said Bill and its First Reading at the next Meeting of the National Assembly.

“This is the beginning of what is going to be a historic moment in our parliamentary and political history,” said Hon Eugene Hamilton

“The Integrity in Public Life and Freedom of Information Acts are extremely important pieces of legislation that the public has been calling for over the last 10 years. My party colleague and Deputy Political Leader Hon. Shawn Richards and Sen. Vincent Byron along with fellow opposition Parliamentarians, Federal Opposition Leader Hon. Mark Brantley and Hon. Vance Amory are of course all onboard with the tabling of this landmark bill,” Hamilton continued

“Hopefully by Thursday we will at first have the first reading of the Bill, and leave it for public discussion for a little while before going to a second reading,” the Constituency Eight representative said

The National Assembly will next convene on Thursday 28th April at 10:00 A.M.

The meeting scheduled for the National Assembly Chambers on the Second Floor of Government Headquarters will be the fourth meeting for the year.

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