House of Representatives


Appointment of Joint Select Committee – UDeCOTT

- 1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS concerns have been expressed in the public domain with respect to the operations, procedures and practices of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT);

AND WHEREAS the Government considers it necessary to establish the truth as it relates to the processes and procedures utilized by UDeCOTT, lest the population be misled by uninformed speculation;

BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Representatives appoint three (3) Members to serve with an equal number from the Senate to inquire into and report to Parliament on the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) with regard to its administration, operations, functions, manner of exercise of its powers, performance of its duties and responsibilities and method of functioning, with particular reference to its procurement procedures and practices;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Committee be empowered to send for persons, papers and records; appoint specialist advisers to provide information and elucidate of complexity and to adjourn from place to place; and that the meetings of this Committee shall be held in public and shall be broadcast live via both television and radio, and that this Committee report its findings to the Parliament by September 30, 2008.

(By the Minister of Works and Transport)

23 May 2008
House DebateHansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Colm Imbert [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Works and Transport]
2.Mr. Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj SC [Tabaquite] [Opposition Chief Whip]
4.Mr. Patrick Manning [San Fernando East] [Prime Minister]
5.Mr. Jack Warner [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]