11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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Summary of the 6th Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Friday November 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP for Arouca / Maloney, Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, S.C., MP for Siparia, Mr. Esmond Forde, MP for Tunapuna and Dr. Fuad Khan, MP for Barataria / San Juan from today's Sitting of the House and to Mr. Rushton Paray, MP for Mayaro from Sittings during the period November 8-17, 2019.
    Contributions by: Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House]

  • Caution regarding Standing Order 113: The Speaker reminded the House of its duty to adhere to the Standing Orders, highlighting Standing Order 113 - Premature Publication of Evidence.
    Contributions by: Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House]

Petitions

  • One Petition: The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, lodged a petition on behalf of Mrs. Donna Denbow requesting the use of the Hansard in court proceedings. The petition was approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]

Papers

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • Three Questions on Notice: Three questions qualified for oral answer.
    Contributions by: Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member], Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance

  • Two Requests: Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP, made request for leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance regarding the incidence of the H1N1 virus in Trinidad and Tobago and its management by the Ministry of Health. The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under Standing Order 17.
    Mr. Barry Padarath, MP, also made a request for leave to discuss the need for Government to make public the Jacqueline Wilson led committee report into the termination of an employee at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs. The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order.
    Contributions by: Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member], Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House], Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]

Statements By Ministers

  • Trinidad and Tobago Trade Policy 2019-23: The Minister of Trade and Industry made a statement on the Trinidad and Tobago Trade Policy 2019-2023.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

Adjournment

  • The House adjourned to Friday November 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 7:23 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday November 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
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