AG Armour Lays Draft Scrap Metal Bill In The Parliament

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AG Armour Lays Draft Scrap Metal Bill In The Parliament

The draft scrap metal bill is laid in the parliament by Attorney General, Reginald Armour.

On November 24th this year the bill was taken to cabinet.

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, told the House of Representatives on Friday, the government is seeking to have the bill passed into law before the end of 2022.

Dr Rowley said this will introduce a new legislative regime into the scrap metal industry.

Dr Rowley thanked the AG and his team for having done the work within the time frame set.

Dr Rowley said at a news briefing held on November 25th this year, the AG said he will come back to the population in three months to give an update before the expiry of the scrap metal ban which he initially stated will last for six months.

Dr Rowley said the AG stated he aims to shorten the period of the ban and his office is aiming to put the scrap metal bill into parliament before the end of the year to get it debated and voted on.

No definite date the Dr Rowley said was proposed for an end to the ban.