The leader of Government Business in the House, Phillip Paulwell, has conceded that a new appointment was made to the Office of the Political Ombudsman, despite the house passing a motion in 2012 to abolish that post.

Attorney-at-law Donna Parchment Brown was last week announced as the country’s first female Political Ombudsman.

But speaking in Gordon House this afternoon, the MP for South West St. Catherine, the JLP’s Everald Warmington, demanded to know how an Ombudsman could have been appointed, despite Parliament’s acceptance of a motion to dissolve the office.

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Mr. Paulwell clarified that Cabinet had indeed rejected the position of the Parliament.

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Phillip Paulwell, Leader of Government Business in the House of the Representatives.