House of Representatives

Sittings

6th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 4 October, 2022
10:00 AM
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Appropriation (Financial Year 2023) Bill, 2022

Debate resumed on The Appropriation (Financial Year 2023) Bill, 2022. Nine members contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP. The bill was committed to the Standing Finance Committee for consideration, together with the relevant documents. The Committee meeting was suspended at 7:00 p.m. and resumed on Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Roger Monroe, MP [Government Member]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Pennelope Beckles-Robinson, MP [Minister of Planning and Development]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stephen Mc Clashie, MP [Minister of Labour]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Standing Finance Committee - Day 1

The Standing Finance Committee met on Wednesday October 5, 2022 to consider the estimates of expenditure for nine Heads of Expenditure:

  1. Ministry of Finance
  2. Pensions and Gratuities
  3. Ministry of Health
  4. Ministry of Labour
  5. Registration, Recognition and Certification Board
  6. Public Service Appeal Board
  7. Statutory Authorities Service Commission
  8. Tax Appeal Board
  9. Auditor General
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Standing Finance Committee - Day 2

The Standing Finance Committee met on Thursday October 6, 2022 to consider the estimates of expenditure for eight Heads of Expenditure:

  1. Ministry of National Security
  2. Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
  3. Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government
  4. Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries
  5. Ministry of Youth Development and National Service
  6. Personnel Department
  7. Service Commissions
  8. Environmental Commission
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Standing Finance Committee - Day 3

The Standing Finance Committee met on Friday October 7, 2022 to consider the estimates of expenditure for eight Heads of Expenditure:

  1. Tobago House of Assembly
  2. Central Administrative Services, Tobago
  3. Ministry of Public Utilities
  4. Ministry of Social Development and Family Services
  5. Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs
  6. Elections and Boundaries Commission
  7. Ministry of Sport and Community Development
  8. Integrity Commission
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Standing Finance Committee - Day 4

The Standing Finance Committee met on Monday October 10, 2022 to consider the estimates for eight Heads of Expenditure:

  1. Ministry of Works and Transport
  2. Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
  3. Ministry of Planning and Development
  4. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts
  5. Ministry of Trade and Industry
  6. Ministry of Public Administration
  7. Ministry of Digital Transformation
  8. Office of the President
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Standing Finance Committee - Day 5

The Standing Finance Committee met on Tuesday October 11, 2022 to consider the estimates for eight Heads of Expenditure:

  1. Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
  2. Office of the Prime Minister
  3. Ministry of Education
  4. Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs
  5. Industrial Court
  6. Judiciary
  7. Equal Opportunity Tribunal
  8. Office of the Parliament
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Appropriation (Financial Year 2023) Bill, 2022

The bill was then reported to the House, following approval in Standing Finance Committee, without amendments. With 21 votes for, 19 votes against and no abstentions, the bill was read a third time and passed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Papers
One Paper

One paper was laid. See Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Government Business: Motions
Approve the Notification of the President of the nomination by the Police Service Commission of Mrs. Erla Harewood-Christopher to act as Commissioner of Police

The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, moved a motion to approve the Notification of the President of the nomination by the Police Service Commission of Mrs. Erla Harewood-Christopher to act as Commissioner of Police. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP for Oropouche East, was the sole responder. The Prime Minister then wound up the debate. The motion was approved.

Adjournment
The House adjourned to a date to be fixed

The House brought greetings to the First Peoples, in commemoration of the Day of Recognition for the First Peoples of Trinidad and Tobago on October 14, 2022. The Sitting concluded at 8:13 p.m.

Hon. Lisa Morris-Julian, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Education]
Ms. Khadijah Ameen, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]