House Speaker puts reports from Auditor General on hold for 2 months

Two reports from the Auditor General, relating to investigations into some public bodies, have been held from tabling in the lower house, for 2 months.


House Speaker Marisa Dalrymple Philibert noted that the 2 month hold is a legal stipulation.


The speaker related to parliament yesterday, that the practice over the past few years was to table reports from the AG when they were submitted, but this is wrong.


Mrs. Dalrymple Philibert said practice, cannot supersede the law.



She pointed out that her role as Speaker is not a ceremonial one, therefore it requires her to read carefully and follow the instructions in law.


The Speaker lamented that she, like others, had fallen into the trap of continuing an unlawful practice.



She has written to the Attorney General seeking his guidance on the matter.





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