No plan for committee on border issues – PM
Prime Minister Sam Hinds yesterday informed the National Assembly that the government has no current plans to establish a parliamentary committee to specifically address border issues.
He said there was already a Parliamentary Sectorial Committee on Security, which had been established by an amendment to the Constitution and which was intended to specifically be the forum for parliamentary consideration of national security matters.
The above was in response to questions asked by Leader of the Opposition David Granger. The Border and National Security Committee had recommended the setting up of a body specifically to deal with such issues in its June 21, 2001 report. Granger had also asked for the proposed date for the setting up of the committee and for reasons as to why the government would not be setting up the committee if it was in fact not doing so.