House of Representatives


14th Sitting of the House of Representatives

1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Friday 22 October, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Deputy Speaker granted Leave of Absence to the Member for Point-a-Pierre.

Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Senate Appointment of Joint Select Committees

The Deputy Speaker read correspondence from the President of the Senate informing the House that at a sitting held on Tuesday October 19, 2010, the Senate agreed to establish Joint Select Committees to consider the Legislative Proposal to provide for public procurement and disposal of public property together with the Legislative Proposal to repeal and replace the Central Tenders Board Act and on Parliamentary Accommodation.

Four Papers

Four papers were laid see Order Paper for details.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Private Motion: Government's Decision to Cancel Purchase of OPVs

the House considers a Private Motion in the name of the Member for Diego Martin West concerning the decision of the government to scrap the purchase of offshore patrol vessels. The motion was denied.

Statements By Ministers
Mass Transit System

The Minister of Works and Transport delivered a statement on the topic of Mass Transit System Study.

Matter On The Adjournment
Lighting at Piarco Airport

The member for Deigo Martin North East raised a matter concerning the award of contracts for lightning at the Piarco Airport. He also voiced concerns for the award of contracts for work done on the Highways. The Minister of Works and Transport responded to the matter.

The House adjourned to Friday October 29, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, the House will consider Motion 1 in today’s Order Paper. Time permitting, debate is expected to begin on An act to amend the Bail Act, Chap. 4:60. The sitting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.