Improvements To Legislative Drafting On The Way

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart addressing the opening of the International Business Week conference. (C. Pitt/BGIS)

Government’s legislative drafting process is about to go more high tech with the acquisition of a Legislative Management Systems Suite by the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.??

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure yesterday while addressing the opening ceremony of the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) International Week conference under the theme: Creative Approaches for Global Expansion, at Hilton Barbados.

Underscoring the importance of the department’s ability to update and consolidate laws more quickly, the Prime Minister explained: "This measure aims to reduce the current backlog of legislation awaiting enactment and update.?? Let me assure you, that because international business is a priority sector, as bills are ready for debate in Parliament, they will be placed on the House of Assembly’s Order Paper."

In this regard, Mr. Stuart urged members of BIBA to work with government to ensure that the legislative products are finalised in a timely manner and remained relevant.

He also said that these initiatives would be complemented by an International Business Day initiative which was announced in Parliament recently by Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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