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Crime bill back in Senate

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Debate on the Indictable offences bill continues in the Senate today. It began July 2009, and is part of a number of bills brought by the Government designed to strengthen the criminal justice system. Also scheduled for continuation of debate is the government’s new Planning Bill which seeks to make comprehensive changes and modernise planning legislation now in force. The bill involves issues including building codes, environmental aspects and other matters pertaining to planning and seeking to balance development with environmental protection and other affiliated matters. Also listed on the agenda are questions concerning the status of Atrius and the transfer of assets from Clico to this unit, and matters concerning the Vehicle Maintenance Company CEO’s contract. Other questions concerned medical indemnity for doctors, nurses and other categories of health care professionals employed by the Regional Health Authorities. -GA