Chuck Still Committed to Grand Referendum

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Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says the government is committed to holding a grand referendum on several key issues including the retention of the buggery law and fixed election dates.

However, he says due to the complex nature of some of the changes contemplated things will not happen immediately.

In the run up to general election, the JLP had promised to table several pieces of legislation within its first one-hundred days in office.

These include: term limits for Prime Ministers, impeachment legislation and the Integrity Commission Bill which seeks to establish a single anti-corruption agency.

Minister Chuck told our news centre today that the Integrity Commission Bill will be tabled when parliament resumes next week.

He says the other two pieces of legislation are before the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.

According to the Justice Minister a referendum on several controversial matters is still on the agenda.

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