House of Representatives


12th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Friday 16 November, 2012
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence (from today’s sitting) to the Member for Caroni Central, the Member for Couva North and the Member for Oropouche West.

Speaker's Ruling
Matter of Privilege by D'Abadie/O'Meara against Diego Martin West

The Speaker made a ruling on a Matter of Privilege raised by the Member for D’Abadie/O’Meara against the Member for Diego Martin West on October 26, 2012. The Speaker ruled that no prima facie case of breach of privilege had been made out.

Seven Papers

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

Statements By Ministers
Arbitration between BAE Systems and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The Attorney General made a statement on matters related to the arbitration between BAE Systems and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Statements By Ministers
VAT Removal on Food Items

The Prime Minister then made a statement on the removal of Value Added Tax on many commonly used food items.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Securities Bill, 2012

The Minister of Finance and the Economy moved the second reading of the Securities Bill, 2012. The Member for Diego Martin North/East was first to enter the debate, followed by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Finance and the Economy. The Minister of Finance then rose to respond. The Bill was referred to a Joint Select Committee for consideration and report.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Appointment of House Members - JSC Securities Bill, 2012

The Leader of the House moved a Motion asking the House to appoint the following Members to the Joint Select Committee on the Securities Bill, 2012: Dr. Roodal Moonilal, Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, Mr. Stephen Cadiz, Ms. Marlene McDonald and Mr. Colm Imbert. The House agreed.

Matter On The Adjournment
Inconvenience to Residents of Point Cumana

The Leader of the Opposition raised the matter of the inconvenience and suffering experienced by residents of the Point Cumana area. The Minister of Local Government responded.

Matter On The Adjournment
Unopened Gas Station in Carenage

The Leader of the Opposition raised a second matter about the status of the gas station in Carenage. The Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs responded.

The House adjourns to a date to be fixed

The sitting ended at 6:16 p.m.