13th Sitting of the House of Representatives
4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Tributes were paid to Mr. Nazim Muradali, former MP for Naparima North, who passed away on Friday November 30, 2018. A moment of silence was observed.
The Magistrates Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was brought from the Senate in the name of the Attorney General.
One Paper was laid. See Order Paper for details.
One Report was presented.
Members of the Opposition posed questions to the Prime Minister.
Two urgent questions were posed.
Six questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #12 and #13 were deferred for two weeks.
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh sought leave to move the adjournment of the House to discuss the matter of the alarming increase in serious abuse and violence toward children. The Speaker of the House was not satisfied that this matter qualified under Standing Order 17.
Dr. Gopeesingh sought leave to discuss another matter namely the reported deaths of 16 babies at NICU at San Fernando General Hospital. The Speaker of the House was not satisfied that this matter qualified under Standing Order 17.
The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, made a statement regarding the CSME policy.
The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of The Finance Bill, 2018. Debate began on the Bill. The Bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. The Bill was read a third time and passed, with amendments.
The Sitting concluded at 8:54 p.m. The House adjourned to Monday December 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.