House of Representatives


14th Sitting of the House of Representatives

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Friday 5 December, 2014
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Visiting Parliamentarians in the Gallery

The Speaker acknowledged the presence in the Chamber of Mr. Andre Hylton, Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Andrew, Jamaica, and Mr. Patrick Faber, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport from Belize. Both Parliamentarians attended the recently concluded workshop on ICT and Parliamentarians.

Four Papers

Four Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
12 Questions

12 Questions qualified for oral answer. Eight Questions were answered and the others deferred. See the Order Paper for details.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (No.2) Bill, 2014

Debate continued on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (No.2) Bill, 2014. The Minister of Transport was the first to enter the debate, followed by the Member for Laventille West, the Prime Minister and the Member for Diego Martin Central. Five members made contributions today (16 over the course of three days of debate) before the Minister rose to conclude. The Bill was considered by a Committee of the whole and passed without amendments. The Bill was then read a third time and passed. At third reading, a division was taken, the result of which was 26 members voting for, none against and ten abstentions.

Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Update on Red House restoration

The Speaker informed the House about developments pertaining to the restoration of the Red House, the traditional home of the Parliament.

The House adjourns to a date to be fixed.

Before adjourning, the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House extended Christmas greetings to the national community. The sitting ended at 7:49 p.m.