Parenting takes focus as House resumes

Tuesday, September 11, 2012    

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THE House of Representatives will resume sitting today following its summer break, with the main focus on the National Parenting Support Commission Act.

The legislation provides for the establishment of a parenting commission which will have responsibility to, among other things, advise the minister of education and lead in the implementation of the National Parenting Support Policy.

The legislation was developed by the previous administration under then minister of education and current leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness, and has the full support of his successor Ronald Thwaites.

"I am hoping, fully recognising that laws don't change human behaviour automatically, that we can, through this new legislation, set standards and set up a parenting commission and offer help as well as some serious considerations for parents to be more responsible and more effective with regards to their children," Thwaites said recently.

Thwaites will also respond to a question from Opposition Spokesperson on Education Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, regarding the salaries and emoluments of personnel within the Ministry of Education.





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