COMMISSION ON DEMOCRATIC AND POLITICAL REFORM
Responses to the Consultation Paper on Democratic and Parliamentary Reform.
The Commission on Democratic and Political Reform published its consultation paper entitled “A Consultation Paper on Democratic and Parliamentary Reform” on 1st June 2012 with the intention of encouraging and stimulating debate on their current proposals and views on parliamentary and electoral procedures and practices. Individuals and organisations were invited to submit views and comments on the merits of those proposals, on how they could be affected by any of those changes and to raise any pertinent matters they would wish.
There have only been a few responses to date. However there is still time to act as the period of consultation is open until 28th September 2012. The consultation paper provides instructions on how to respond.
Taking into account views expressed by responders, the Commission will then prepare and submit, by 1st June 2013 at the latest, its report to Parliament containing recommendations that are considered necessary or desirable. Parliament will debate the report and take its own view on which of the recommendations to implement.
Copies of the consultation paper can be obtained from the counters at-
No. 6 Convent Place;
The City Hall;
General Post Office and
Joshua Hassan House;
Primary Care Centre; and
The Treasury Building.
In addition, the consultation paper can be accessed online at www.gibraltar.gov.gi.
3rd September 2012.