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Peart to intervene in Samuda, Jackson impasse

Published:Wednesday | October 22, 2014 | 9:09 AM
Michael Peart - File

Speaker of the House, Michael Peart is to intervene in the impasse which has resulted in parliament’s Economy and Production Committee failing to sit for the last seven months.



Committee chairman, Karl Samuda, and committee member, Fitz Jackson, are reportedly at odds on a matter before the parliamentary body.



Among the items being discussed by the committee is a resolution on fees charged by financial institutions, which was moved in the Lower House by Jackson.



During yesterday’s sitting of Parliament, the South St Catherine Member of Parliament expressed disappointment that the proceedings of the Economy and Production Committee have been at a standstill.



He lamented that it is unfair that such an important matter is being held up because of differences.



Leader of Opposition Business, Derrick Smith, came to Samuda's defence.



Smith said the matter can be resolved if there is a change in the approach to the debate.



The House Speaker then said he will step in to have the matter resolved urgently.



Meanwhile, efforts to get comment from Samuda were unsuccessful.



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