11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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Summary of the 34th Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, S.C., MP for Siparia and Dr. Fuad Khan, MP for Barataria / San Juan, from today's Sitting of the House. Leave was also granted to Mr. Barry Padarath, MP for Princes Town, from Sittings of the House during the period July 1-31, 2020.
    Contributions by: Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House]

Bills Brought From The Senate

  • The Miscellaneous Amendments (No. 2) Bill, 2020: The Miscellaneous Amendments (No. 2) Bill, 2020 was brought from the Senate in the name of the Attorney General. Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]

Petitions

  • One Petition: The Member for La Horquetta / Talparo, Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP, lodged a petition on behalf of the Cross Rhodes Freedom Project requesting the removal of the Christopher Columbus monuments in Trinidad and Tobago. Leave was granted for the petitioners to proceed.
    Contributions by: Mr. Maxie Cuffie, MP [La Horquetta/Talparo] [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration]

Papers

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Statements By Ministers

  • Roadmap to Recovery Report - Phase 1: The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, made a statement on the Phase 1 Report of the Committee appointed to Develop a Roadmap for Recovery Post COVID-19.
    Contributions by: Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]

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

  • Extension to JSC: The Leader of the House moved a motion that the JSC on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2019 be granted an extension of 2 months in order for the Committee to complete its work and submit a final report by August 31, 2020. The motion was approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

Adjournment

  • The House adjourned to Friday July 3, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 7:41 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday July 3, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
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