Ten Bills for debate at Thursday’s National Assembly sitting

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas debates a Bill at a Sitting of the National Assembly (photo by Erasmus Williams)

ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 23, 2010 (CUOPM) – Members of Parliament will debate 10 Bills when the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly meets on Thursday.

According to the Order Paper issued Monday 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.

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. 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.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon. Sam Condor will have introduced 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, the Hon. Patrice Nisbett.

Minister of Transport, Dr. the Hon. Earl Asim Martin will lead the debate on The Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2010, while Senior Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. the Hon. 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 only be introduced and read a first time is The Electronic Transaction Bill 2010, which stands in the name of Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Hon. Glenn Phillip.

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