11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 4th SESSION

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Summary of the 20th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Friday March 2, 2018 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP for La Horquetta/Talparo from sittings during the month of March 2018 and to Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP for Tobago West for sittings during the period March 1-12, 2018.

Papers

  • Nine Papers: Nine papers were laid in the names of the Minister of Finance, Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Minister of Health and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries. Papers 1-4 were referred to the Public Accounts Committee. See Order Paper for details.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Planning and Development]

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

  • One Report: One report was presented. See Order Paper for details.
    Contributions by: Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

  • The Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and the Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018: The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill, 2018. In accordance with Standing Order 50(1), leave was granted for the Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to be debated simultaneously. Mr. Ganga Singh, MP, raised a matter sub judice, however, the Speaker was not satisfied that the matter was such. Debate began on the Bill, following which the Bills were committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. Both Bills read a third time and passed.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member], Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs], Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]

Adjournment

  • The House adjourned to Friday March 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 6:08 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday March 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
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