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Governance | CORRUPTION PREVENTION

Require that reports of the Auditor General, Contractor General, Public Defender, Corruption Prevention Commission and Integrity Commission be debated within 30 days of submission to Parliament.

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Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.17 February 18, 2016

Monday August 17, 2020 | Jamaica Gleaner

Editorial | Establish Oversight Committee For Integrity Commission

The law presumes that reports, of all kind, represented by the commission to Parliament will be considered by a standing oversight committee of the House within 30 days of their submission. That committee would also have the job of “monitoring or reviewing the performance of the functions” of the commission and reporting its conclusions to both Houses of the legislature.

The committee, however, has never met, although the fourth schedule of the Integrity Commission Act amended the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives, paving the way for its establishment.

For some reason, that has not been explained; the Government is yet to formalise the committee and name its members, which is usually done by the leader of the House.