11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 3rd SESSION

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Summary of the 11th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Friday December 1, 2017 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 Siparia (today) and the Member for Couva North (December 1-31, 2017).

  • Appointments to Sessional Select Committees, Change of Membership to JSCs: The Speaker announced the membership of the Sessional Select Committees of the House of Representatives. The Speaker then read communication from the Senate indicating the appointment of Senators to several Joint Select Committees.

Papers

  • Seven Papers: Seven Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • Eight Urgent Questions:

  • Three Questions on Notice:

Introduction Of Bills

  • The Anti Gang Bill, 2017: One Bill, Th Anti-Gang Bill, 2017, was introduced. The Attorney General moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken on Wednesday December 6, 2017. The House agreed.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary

  • Changes of Assignments to Joint Select Committees: The Speaker announced several reassignments of House members to various oversight Joint Select Committees.

  • Appointments to JSC Cybercrime Bill: The Speaker announced the appointment of six Members of the House to serve on a Joint Select Committee to consider the Cybercrime Bill, 2017.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary

  • Appointments to JSC Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill: The Speaker then announed the appointment of six members on the House to serve on a Joint Select Committee to consider the Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2016

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

  • The Misc. Provisions (Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Proceeds of Crime, FIU of T&T, Customs and Exchange Control) Bill, 2017: Debate continued on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Proceeds of Crime, Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago, Customs and Exchange Control) Bill, 2017. The Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister was first to enter the debate, followed by the Member for Caroni Central, the Member for Laventille West and the Member for St. Augustine. Debate on the Bill was then adjourned.
    Contributions by: Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister], Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member], Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs], Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Opposition Member]

Matter On The Adjournment

  • Structure of Preysal School: The Member for Caroni Central raised a matter on the Motion for the adjournment of the House. The Minister of Education responded.
    Contributions by: Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]

Adjournment

  • The House adjourns to Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.: At the next sitting the House is expected to take the Anti-Gang Bill, 2017 through all its stages. The sitting ended at 5:38 p.m.