12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 2nd SESSION

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Summary of the 13th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 12th Republican Parliament
(Friday January 14, 2022 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP for Fyzabad, from today's Sitting of the House.
    Contributions by: Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Tunapuna] [Government Member]

  • Tribute to Dr. Reeza Mohammed: The House paid tribute to Dr. Reeza Mohammed, former Member of Parliament for Princes Town, who passed away. A minute of silence was observed.
    Contributions by: Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Planning and Development], Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member], Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Tunapuna] [Government Member]

Papers

  • Eighteen Papers: Eighteen papers were laid. 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], Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • Five Questions on Notice: Five questions qualified for oral answer. Question #36 was withdrawn. Four questions were answered.
    Contributions by: Mr. David Lee, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member], Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister], Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member], Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of National Security]

Statements By Ministers

  • FIU Report for 2021: The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, made a statement on the Annual Report of the Financial Intelligence Unit for fiscal year 2021.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]

Introduction Of Bills

  • Two Bills: The Miscellaneous Provisions (Testing and Identification) Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General and the Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Minister of National Security.

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

  • Appointment to Joint Select Committees: The Leader of the House, Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP, moved motions for appointment of members to Joint Select Committees. Motions were approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Planning and Development]

  • Bills Referred to Committee: The Leader of the House, Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP, moved a motion that the Representation of the People (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2020 be referred to a Joint Select Committee established to consider the bill and report to the House by April 30, 2022. Appointments to this Committee were also made and approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Planning and Development]

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

  • Speaking time for debate on PPDPP (No. 2) Regulations: The Leader of the House moved a motion that the speaking time for debate on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Regulations be as such: 45 minutes for the mover of the motion and the first responder and 20 minutes for all other contributors, including the wrap up. This was approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Planning and Development]

Government Business: Motions

Adjournment

  • The House adjourned to Wednesday January 19, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 8:25 p.m.
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