House of Representatives

Sittings

11th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 9 December, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Tribute to Mr. Herbert Volney

The House paid tribute to former Parliamentarian, Mr. Herbert Volney, who passed away on Wednesday December 7, 2022. A minute of silence was observed.

Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Recusal from Committee of Privileges

The Speaker of the House announced her recusal from the Committee of Privileges for the consideration of the matter referred to the Committee on Friday December 2, 2022 and appointed Deputy Speaker, Mr. Esmond Forde, MP as Chairman for of the Committee for said matter only.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Three Reports

Three reports were presented. See Order Paper for details.

Hon. Lisa Morris-Julian, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Education]
Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Questions

Seven questions were posed to the Prime Minister by Opposition Members.

Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. Ravi Ratiram, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Introduction Of Bills
The Scrap Metal Bill, 2022

The Scrap Metal Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General, who moved that the next stage of the bill be taken on Wednesday December 14, 2022.  The motion was approved.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2022

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved the second reading of The Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2022. Debate began on the bill. Five members contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of Finance. The bill was then committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. The Committee’s report was approved with amendments. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Government Business: Motions
Approve the Notification of the President of the nomination by the Police Service Commission of Mrs. Erla Harewood-Christopher to act in the office of Commissioner of Police

The Minister of National Security, Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP, moved a motion asking the House to approve the Notification of the President of the Nomination by the Police Service Commission of Mrs. Erla Harewood-Christopher to act in the office of Commissioner of Police. Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP was the sole contributor to the debate. The motion was approved.

Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Opposition Member]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Wednesday December 14, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 6:52 p.m.