House of Representatives


14th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Friday 27 March, 2009
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence and Establishment of Joint Select Committee

The Speaker granted Leave of Absence to the Member for Lopinot/Bon Air West (today’s sitting). The Speaker also brought to the attention of the House communication from the President of the Senate advising of the decision of the Senate to appoint a Joint Select Committee to consider the establishment of a legislative framework for election campaign financing.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven Questions

Seven Questions qualify for oral answer. Four Questions (47,40,51,54) were answered and the rest deferred. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
Three Questions

Three Questions qualify for written answer. The responses to two questions were circulated. See the Order Paper for details.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Retention of Services - Gerry McCaffrey

The Member for Fyzabad raised a matter concerning the retention of the services of Mr. Gerry McCaffrey to the Commission of Enquiry into the construction sector. The Speaker ruled that the matter did not qualify under this Standing Order.

Statements By Ministers
Allegations agains the Minister of Finance

The Leader of the House moved that Standing Order 90 (2) be moved with respect to Standing Order 38 (Anticipation of Debates). The Minister of Finance then made a statement in response to allegations being made about her having prior knowledge of the financial status of CL Financial.

Private Business: Motions
Loss of Confidence in the Minister of Finance

The Member for Siparia moved a Private Motion which asks the House, inter alia, to express its lack of confidence in Mrs. Karen Nunez-Teshiera as Minister of Finance. The Minister of Works and Transport was first to respond to the Motion. During his contribution debate on the Motion was suspended.

The House adjourns to Friday April 3, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the House will debate the Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2009.