Senior Counsel Martin Daly said yesterday the Prime Minister has made an “extremely wise intervention”.
The Prime Minister’s announced yesterday the Government would not approve the two controversial pension bills—the Judges Salaries and Pension Amendment Bill and the Retiring Allowances (Legislative) Bill—but would instead consider referring them to a Select Committee of the Senate.
Daly said the Prime Minister’s intervention was wise because in the passage of these two bills, some fundamental principles of the Constitution and other arrangements for governance may have unwittingly been devalued. “Any such devaluation has serious long-term negative consequences for the peace, order and good government of Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.
“As prescribed in the Constitution, it is the business of Parliament to make laws that meet those requirements,” Daly added.