10th Sitting of the House of Representatives
3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament
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.
Seven urgent questions were posed and answered. See Order Paper.
Thirteen questions qualified for oral answer. Question #48 was deferred for two weeks. Questions #49 and #55 were withdrawn.
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.
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).
The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Minister of Finance.
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.
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.
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.
At the next Sitting debate is expected to begin on the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2022. The Sitting ended at 5:47 p.m.