Constitutional attorney, Dr. Lloyd Barnett, says the Constitutional Reform Committee, CRC, would be willing to reconsider the matter regarding dual citizens serving in parliament if requested by the cabinet.

Dr. Barnett was speaking at Wednesday’s post-cabinet media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister.

This follows debates surrounding the dual citizenship of Opposition Leader, Mark Golding.

The report by the committee, tabled in parliament on Tuesday, recommends that to be eligible to serve in parliament, one must be explicitly Jamaican, excluding Commonwealth citizenship.

Dr. Barnett, who is a member of the CRC, explained the reasoning applied by the committee.

Dr. Barnett says the CRC did not discuss whether or not dual citizenship meant one was disqualified from becoming an MP.

Dr. Lloyd Barnett, Constitutional Attorney and member of the Constitutional Reform Committee.