House of Representatives

Sittings

13th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 14 January, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP for Fyzabad, from today’s Sitting of the House.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Tribute to Dr. Reeza Mohammed

The House paid tribute to Dr. Reeza Mohammed, former Member of Parliament for Princes Town, who passed away. A minute of silence was observed.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Papers
Eighteen Papers

Eighteen papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Hon. Stuart Young SC, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four urgent questions

Four urgent questions were posed and answered.

Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Questions on Notice

Five questions qualified for oral answer. Question #36 was withdrawn. Four questions were answered.

Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young SC, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Statements By Ministers
FIU Report for 2021

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, made a statement on the Annual Report of the Financial Intelligence Unit for fiscal year 2021.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Introduction Of Bills
Two Bills

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Testing and Identification) Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General and the Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Minister of National Security.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Appointment to Joint Select Committees

The Leader of the House, Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP, moved motions for appointment of members to Joint Select Committees. Motions were approved.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Bills Referred to Committee

The Leader of the House, Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP, moved a motion that the Representation of the People (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2020 be referred to a Joint Select Committee established to consider the bill and report to the House by April 30, 2022. Appointments to this Committee were also made and approved.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Speaking time for debate on PPDPP (No. 2) Regulations

The Leader of the House moved a motion that the speaking time for debate on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Regulations be as such: 45 minutes for the mover of the motion and the first responder and 20 minutes for all other contributors, including the wrap up. This was approved.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Government Business: Motions
Approve Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (No. 2) Regulations

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved several motions to approve Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (No. 2) Regulations. All ten motions were debated simultaneously. Twelve members contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of Finance. All motions were approved.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young SC, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Brian Manning, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration]
Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi SC, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Kennedy Richards, MP [Government Member]
Mr. Arnold Ram, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Keith Scotland SC, MP [Government Member]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Wednesday January 19, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 8:25 p.m.