Health, Community Development and Social Services

Committee Type: 

Functions of the Committee

Functions of the Committee: 

Functions of the Committee on Health, Community Development and Social Services:

  • Study, report and make recommendations to the Government through the House, on the mandate, management and operations of the Ministries of Health and Community Development and Social Services, Departments and/or agencies under its portfolio.
  • Carry out detailed scrutiny of certain activities being undertaken by the Government ministries of Health and Community Development and Social Services, departments and/or agencies under its portfolio and make appropriate recommendations to the House for ultimate consideration by the Government.
  • Make, if considered necessary, recommendations to the Government on the need to review certain policies and certain existing legislation.
  • Examine annual reports of Government ministries and departments under its portfolio in the context of the autonomy and efficiency of Government ministries and departments and determine whether the affairs of the said bodies are being managed according to relevant Acts of Parliament, established regulations, rules and general orders.
  • Consider any Bills that may be referred to it by the House.