February 2, 2007
New Immigration, Customs bills passed in Parliament

Two Bills relating to the 2007 Cricket World Cup were among those passed at Tuesday’s meeting of Parliament.

The Immigration Restriction Amendment Bill, and the Customs Control and Management Amendment Bill are aimed at ensuring that security arrangements are in place for the World Cup, which takes place in the region in March and April.{{more}}

The two others that were passed were: the Public Sector Investment Loan Bill and the Immigration Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals Amendment Bill.

Five other Bills were sent to Select Committees: the Electronic Transactions Bill, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Bill, the International Business Companies Amendment and Consolidation Bill, the Information and Communication Technology Services Investment Incentives Bill and the Small Business Development Bill.

Members of Parliament also approved a resolution moved by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, relating to the Post Office Regulations, and a Motion from Minister of Housing Julian Francis for approval of the Housing and Land Development Corporation Designation Order.

Two other Motions, one from Senator Ronald Marks on Regional Air and Sea Transport, and the other from Senator Rochelle Forde on the Education Revolution, would be dealt with at the next sitting of the House.