MP for South Central St. Catherine, Dr Andrew Wheatley, is chair of the 14-member Joint Select Committee of Parliament examining the Portmore parish proposal.
According to Dr Wheatley, there isn’t a criteria that must be met before an area can be legally declared a parish.
He also says there will be consultations in the coming weeks on the legislative push to make Portmore Jamaica’s 15th parish.
Dr Wheatley says giving Portmore parish status will improve its development.
But, Mr Jackson is not convinced.