House of Representatives


12th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 6 December, 2017
10:00 AM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for Chaguanas West (December 6-15) and Oropouche East (today).

12 Papers Laid

12 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Questions

Seven Questions are to be posed under Prime Minister’s Questions.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Urgent Questions

Two urgent questions were posed and answered. The Questions are appended to the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven Questions on Notice

There are seven questions on notice on the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Anti-Gang Bill, 2017

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Anti-Gang Bill, 2017, which was introduced in the House on December 1, 2017. The Member for Naparima was first to enter the debate, followed by the Member for Laventille West, the Member for St. Augustine, the Minister of Health and the Leader of the Opposition. 19 Members made contributions before the Attorney General rose to conclude. The Bill was read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole to be considered clause by clause. The Bill was approved at Committee Stage with amendments. At third reading the bill failed to receive the support of a three fifths majority and was defeated. The result of the division was 21 for, 12 against, 1 abstention.

Matter On The Adjournment
Failure to Provide Adequate Health Care

The Member for Caroni East raised the issue of the failure of the Government to provide adequate health care. The Minister of Health responded.

The House adjourns to Friday December 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

The House adjourns to Friday December 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at which time the Finance Bill will be considered. The sitting ended at 1:22 a.m.