House of Representatives

Sittings

10th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 2 December, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Privilege Motion

The Deputy Speaker of the House considered the matter raised by the Member for Port of Spain South on Friday November 25, 2022. The Deputy Speaker was of the view that a prime facie case of breach of privilege had occurred and referred the matter to the Committee of Privileges.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Thirteen urgent questions

Seven urgent questions were posed and answered. See Order Paper.

Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Foster Cummings, MP [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Donna Cox [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Thirteen Questions on Notice

Thirteen questions qualified for oral answer. Question #48 was deferred for two weeks. Questions #49 and #55 were withdrawn.

Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Dr. Rai Ragbir, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Opposition Member]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Catastrophic Flooding

The Member for Barataria / San Juan, Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP, sought leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance namely the urgent need for Government to take immediate action to provide essential relief and assistance to communities which have been severely affected by catastrophic flooding in the past week which has caused significant destruction of property, displaced the safe living conditions and hindered the daily lives of tens of thousands of citizens. The Deputy Speaker was satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order and the debate was stood down until 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Statements By Ministers
Statement by the Attorney General - EMBD

The Attorney General, Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, made a statement regarding the Government’s management of litigation and savings with particular reference to the Estate Mangement and Business Development Company Limited (EMBD).

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Introduction Of Bills
The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2022

The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Minister of Finance.

Government Business: Motions
Approve the Notification of the President of the Nomination by the Police Service Commission of Mr. Ramnarine Samaroo to act in the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Police

The Prime Minister moved a Motion asking the House to approve the Notification of the President of the Nomination by the Police Service Commission of Mr. Ramnarine Samaroo to act in the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Police. The Member for Naparima made a contribution before the Prime Minister rose to conclude. The Motion was then approved.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Government Business: Motions
Approve the Notification of the President of the Nomination by the Police Service Commission of Mr. Curt Simon to act in the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Police

The Prime Minister then moved a second Motion asking the House to approve the Notification of the President of the Nomination by the Police Service Commission of Mr. Curt Simon to act in the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Police. The Member for Oropouche East made a contribution before the Prime Minister rose to wind up debate. The Motion was then approved.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Catastrophic Flooding in Trinidad and Tobago

The member for Barataria/San Juan moved a definite matter on the catastrophic flooding in Trinidad and Tobago. The Minister of Rural Development and Local Government responded, followed by the Member for St. Augustine and the Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Ms. Khadijah Ameen, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Friday December 9, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting debate is expected to begin on the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2022. The Sitting ended at 5:47 p.m.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]