House of Representatives

Sittings

15th Sitting of the House of Representatives

4th Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 15 March, 2024
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP for Tobago East, from today’s Sitting of the House.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Papers
One Paper

One paper was laid. See Order Paper.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One urgent question

One urgent question was posed and answered. See Order Paper.

Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight Questions on Notice

There are eight Questions on Notice listed on the Order Paper. All questions were posed and answered.

Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Statements By Ministers
Implementation of Property Tax

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, made a statement on the implementation of Property Tax in Trinidad and Tobago.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Introduction Of Bills
The Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2024

The Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2024 was introduced in the name of the Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, who moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken on Monday March 18, 2024. The House agreed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Government Business: Motions
Increase the Borrowing Limit under the Development Loans Act

The Minister of Finance moved a Motion asking the House to increase the borrowing limit under the Development Loans Act. The Leader of the Opposition was first to respond. Thirteen members contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of Finance. The motion was approved.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Brian Manning, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stephen Mc Clashie, MP [Minister of Labour]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Symon de Nobriga, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister – Communications]
Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Monday March 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 11:23 p.m.