House of Representatives


11th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 7 November, 2012
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for D’Abadie/O’Meara (Oct 30-Nov 10), Diego Martin North/East (Nov 5-9) and Chaguanas East (Oct 30-Nov 13).

Eleven Papers

Eleven Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Statements By Ministers
The Securities Bill

The Minister of Finance and the Economy made a brief statement on the Securities Bill, 2012, which was introduced later in the proceedings.

Introduction Of Bills
Four Bills

Four Bills were introduced, The State Suits Limitation Bill, 2012, The Registration of Titles to Land (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2012, the Land Adjudication (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2012 and the Securities Bill, 2012.

Government Business: Motions
Approve the EBC (Local Government and THA)(Tobago) Order, 2012

The Minister of Local Government moved Motions to approve the Elections and Boundaries Commission (Local Government and Tobago House of Assembly)(Tobago) Orders. The Leader of the Opposition was first to contribute, followed by the Minister for Tobago Development and the Minister of State in the Ministry of the People and Social Development. The Minister of Local Government then rose to conclude. Both Motions were approved.

The House adjourns to Friday November 16, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Before adjourning, several Members rose to extend Divali greetings to the Hindu community. The sitting ended at 2:48 p.m.