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PAC brake

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PAC brake

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Government and the Opposition were again at loggerheads yesterday regarding the functioning of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a parliamentary body that watches over Government spending.
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite maintained that the committee could not continue to function the way it had because the procedures were flawed, while Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly, Kerrie Symmonds, accused Government of trying to change the rules to weaken the PAC.
Both sides made their views clear after yesterday’s meeting of the committee was adjourned ahead of today’s sitting of the House, which is expected to deal with a resolution aimed at repealing the legislation that established the PAC.
Symmonds charged that the PAC’s meeting was adjourned “at the insistence of the Government”, which has a majority of members on the committee.