You are here

Polls financing motion back in Senate today

Published: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It’s private members’ day in the Senate today and debate on Independent Senator Helen Drayton’s motion on election financing is expected to resume. The motion, which was last debated on November 26, calls on the House to appoint a joint select committee to propose a legislative framework to govern the financing of election campaigns. Drayton’s motion suggests that the committee, when established, should submit its report with recommendations to Parliament within six months.

The preamble to Drayton’s motion said legislation to govern election campaign financing was important because such financing had increased substantially over decades but its sources were not transparent and therefore it was a matter of importance to the population. Drayton’s motion also noted that the public needed to be satisfied that there was fairness and full disclosure of transactions involving the use of public resources by elected representatives in the process of governance. There are no questions for oral answer during this afternoon’s sitting, which starts at 1.30 at Tower D, Waterfront Complex, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain.

Disclaimer

User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff. Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.

Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option.

Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.

Before posting, please refer to the Community Standards, Terms and conditions and Privacy Policy