13th Sitting of the House of Representatives
5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament
The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Leader of the Opposition (Nov 24-Dec 1), The Member for Diego Martin North/East, Laventille East/Morvant and the Prime Minister (today’s sitting) and the Member for St. Ann’s East (Nov 25-Dec 2).
12 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.
Three Reports were presented. See the Order Paper.
Three Questions on Notice appeared on the Order Paper. All three questions were answered.
The Member for Diego Martin Central moved a Private Motion asking the Government to initiate a comprehensive National Response to protect the people of Trinidad and Tobago from the Ebola virus. The Minister of Health was first to respond, followed by the Member for St. Joseph and the Minister for Tobago Development. Debate on the Motion was suspended.
The Minister of Works and Infrastructure made a statement updating the House about the collapse of the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road.
The Minister of Finance and the Economy made a statement informing the House about the impact of falling oil prices on the Government’s expected revenues in fiscal 2015.
The House adjourned to Friday December 5, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. At the next sitting, debate is expected to continue on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (No.2) Bill, 2014. The sitting ended at 4:58 p.m.