'Jack on a personal campaign'
PM: Not Govt policy
The campaign by Works Minister Jack Warner to lobby national support for the hanging bill is his personal venture and not Government policy, says Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Persad-Bissessar was responding to questions from the media on this issue, following the official opening ceremony of the Valencia Visitors' Centre yesterday.
"Mr Warner is on a personal campaign; it is not a policy position taken by the Government to embark on such a campaign, so you may want to ask him more about that issue," said Persad-Bissessar.
Warner launched the hanging campaign in his constituency yesterday, through which he is aiming to gather signatures from members of the public to support the hanging bill, which will then be presented to the Government as a petition to resume hangings in the country.
While Persad-Bissessar steered clear of Warner's national campaign, last month, she did affirm that her Government remained committed to continue its thrust to resume hangings in the country.
She has said the Opposition's decision to not support the hanging bill, which they said was flawed, will not stop the Government from pressing forward on the matter.