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Summary of the 20th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 10th Republican Parliament
(Wednesday February 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

  • Leave of Absence: The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for Laventille East/Morvant due to illness.
    Contributions by: Hon. Wade Mark, MP [Speaker of the House]

Papers

  • Three Papers: Three Papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
    Contributions by: Hon. Winston Dookeran, MP [Tunapuna] [Minister of Finance]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • Two Questions: Two Questions qualified for Oral Answer, both of which were answered by the Attorney General. See Order Paper for details.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Anand Ramlogan, SC [Attorney General]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

  • The Finance Bill, 2012: The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Finance Bill, 2012. The Leader of the Opposition rose to make the initial contribution to the debate followed by contributions by the Honourable Stephen Cadiz, the Minister of Trade and Industry and Member for Chaguanas East, Mr. Fitzgerald Jeffrey, the Member for La Brea, the Honourable Dr. Lincoln Douglas, Minister of State in the Ministry of the People and Social Development and Member for Lopinot/Bon Air West, Ms. Alicia Hospedales, Member for Arouca/Maloney, the Honourable Rodger Samuel, Member for Arima and Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Patricia McIntosh, Member for Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West, the Honourable Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, Member for Tabaquite and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communication and Ms. Marlene McDonald, Member for Port-of-Spain South. The Minister of Finance then rose to conclude the debate. The Bill was considered in Committee and passed with amendment. The Bill was then read a third time and passed.
    Contributions by: Hon. Winston Dookeran, MP [Tunapuna] [Minister of Finance], Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition], Hon. Stephen Cadiz, MP [Chaguanas East] [Minister of Trade and Industry], Mr. Fitzgerald Jeffrey, MP [La Brea] [Opposition Member], Hon. Dr. Lincoln Douglas, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of State in the Ministry of the People and Social Development], Ms. Alicia Hospedales, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Opposition Member], Hon. Rodger Samuel, MP [Arima] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister], Mrs. Patricia McIntosh, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Opposition Member], Hon. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communication], Ms. Marlene McDonald, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Opposition Chief Whip]

Private Business: Bills Second Reading

  • The National Ramleela Council (Incorporation) Bill, 2011: The Speaker of the House moved the second reading of the National Ramleela Council (Incorporation) Bill, 2011.
    Contributions by: Hon. Wade Mark, MP [Speaker of the House]

Adjournment

  • The House adjourned to Friday February 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.: The House adjourned to Friday February 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at which time the Government intends to debate a Motion to approve the Police Service (Amendment) Regulations 2011, and if time permits to move the second reading of the Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Bill, 2011. The sitting ended at 10:20 p.m.