Justice Minister Herbert Volney yesterday remained unfazed by the ongoing controversy surrounding Section 34, saying the thought of resigning never crossed his mind.
He said further it was the prerogative of the Prime Minister to take any action with respect to his removal.
Volney, who has been under pressure with the Opposition repeatedly calling for his removal was noticeably absent from the official opening ceremony of the 2012/2013 law term yesterday.
He told the Express by phone he had enough press over the past few days and he wanted to "ride it out".
Asked to explain, he responded: "I have had enough press and I just wanted a little privacy for myself and I saw that the Prime Minister and the Attorney General were there and the Minister of National Security, the Government was well represented."
He said he watched the official opening on television and was in high praise of the speech delivered by Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
"I was very pleased with his tone, he was very gracious...I agreed with everything he said. He recognised that the roll out of the new criminal proceedings Act is challenging," said Volney.
He said if the Chief Justice needed more time for the roll out, the Government would consider working with him to achieve this.
"I certainly will pledge my support to him and the judiciary to make sure that every 't' is crossed and every 'i' is dotted," said Volney.
Asked about the release from the Law Association yesterday which stated that Section 34 was not included in the draft legislation when it was sent to the body for comment, Volney responded, "They would know better."
Questioned further on the positions taken by the Criminal Bar Association as well as the Director of Public Prosecutions on the same issue, Volney said, "It seems to me those who are being critical didn't hear my explanation in the Parliament, but they are entitled to their views, this is a democracy."
Asked about Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley's move to march today against Government's actions with respect to Section 34, Volney said, "The only thing he didn't do was to tell the marchers to walk with umbrellas because there might be sunshine or rain."