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Friday, July 21, 2006 



Parliament

Ruddy Spencer Urges Labour Ministry to
Undertake Survey of Public Sector Employees

KINGSTON (JIS)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Member of Parliament for South Eastern Clarendon and Opposition Spokesman on Labour, Rudyard Spencer, has recommended that the Ministry of Labour and Social Security undertake a comprehensive study to determine the quantity and quality of persons employed in the public sector.

Mr. Spencer, who was making his presentation in the 2006/07 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (July 19), said the role and objectives of each ministry, department and agency needed to be more clearly defined.

On another matter, Mr. Spencer urged the government to expedite legislation to deal with the issues of the disabled, noting that the National Policy on Disability in Jamaica that was passed by Parliament in 1999 had no legal sanctions and was therefore, not enforceable.

He also indicated that he was supportive of concerns raised by the Disabilities Foundation Association over the need for the construction of new sidewalks that better facilitated access for the disabled.

Mr. Spencer expressed concern about the lack of accessibility for persons with disabilities at emergency shelters.

"I urge the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management to ensure that this deficiency is corrected as we enter the hurricane season,"
Mr. Spencer said.


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