11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION
House of Representatives
Summary of the 33rd Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Friday June 26, 2020 at 1:30 PM)
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
- Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Ms. Nicole Olivierre, MP for La Brea, from today's Sitting of the House.
Contributions by: Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Tunapuna] [Deputy Speaker]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
- Extensions to JSCs: The Leader of Government Business moved motions that the JSCs on the National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago Bill, 2018 and the Cannabis Control Bill, 2019 be allowed extensions of 2 months to complete their work and submit final reports by August 31, 2020. The motions were approved.
Contributions by: Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Private Business: Motions
- Censure the Speaker for her failure to act properly and impartially in the exercise of her office: The Member for Oropouche East, Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP, moved a private motion calling of the House to censure the Speaker for her failure to act properly and impartially in the exercise of her office. Debate began on the motion. With 14 votes for and 17 votes against and no abstentions, the motion was not approved.
Contributions by: Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member], Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister], Mr. David Lee, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member], Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of Public Utilities and Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs], Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member], 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], Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member], Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [St. Ann's East] [Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts], Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Opposition Member], Hon. Anthony Garcia, MP [Arima] [Minister of Education]
Private Business: Bills Second Reading
- The House adjourned to Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 6:11 p.m. The House adjourned to Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.