House of Representatives

Motions

Revocation of Proclamation Declaring State of Emergency

House of Representatives - 2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS it is enacted by section 8(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago that the President may from time to time make a Proclamation declaring that a state of public emergency exists;

AND WHEREAS it is enacted by section 9(2) of the Constitution that a Proclamation made by the President for the purposes of and in accordance with section 8 shall, unless previously revoked, remain in force for fifteen days;

AND WHEREAS it is enacted by section 10(1) of the Constitution that before its expiration the Proclamation may be extended from time to time by resolution supported by a simple majority vote of the House of Representatives, so however that no extension exceeds three months and the extensions do not in the aggregate exceed six months;

AND WHEREAS it is enacted by section 10(3) of the Constitution that the Proclamation may be revoked at any time by a resolution supported by a simple majority vote of the House of Representatives;

AND WHEREAS the President, by Proclamation made on the 15th day of May, 2021, declared that a state of public emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago;

AND WHEREAS the House of Representatives, by resolution on the 24th day of May, 2021, extended the said Proclamation for a period of three months;

AND WHEREAS the House of Representatives, by resolution on the 25th day of August, 2021, extended the said Proclamation for a further period of three months;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary and expedient that the said Proclamation should be revoked:

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Proclamation made by the President on the 15th day of May, 2021 declaring that a state of public emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago be revoked with effect from midnight on the 17th day of November, 2021.

(By the Prime Minister)

17 Nov 2021
Approved
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
6 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
2.Mr. David Lee [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member]
3.Mr. Rushton Paray [Mayaro] [Opposition Member]
4.Mr. Saddam Hosein [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
5.Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
6.The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]