House of Representatives


15th Sitting of the House of Representatives

1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Friday 29 October, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the members for San Fernando West, Chaguanas West and ST. Ann’s East.

Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

The Speaker welcomed Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell former Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to observe today’s sitting of the House of Representatives.

Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Passing of a Statesman

The House paid tribute in memory of the late Hon. David Thompson former Prime Minster of Barbados.

Bills Brought From The Senate
The Evidence (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2010

The Evidence (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2010, which was passed in the Senate on Tuesday October 26, 2010, was read a first time in the House of Representatives in the name of the Minister of National Security.

Six Papers

Six Papers were laid see Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Statements By Ministers
Children's Life Fund

The Prime Minister made a statement to the House on The Children’s Life Fund, 2010.

Introduction Of Bills
Children's Life Fund

The Children’s Life Fund Bill, 2010 was introduced to the House of Representatives in the name of the Minister of Health.

Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
House Appointments of Joint Select Committee Members

Members were appointed to serve on two Joint Select Committees on establishing 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 established to consider essential guiding policies related to member and staff accommodation during the Restoration of the Red House Project and report to both Houses from time to time.

Government Business: Motions
Land Acquisition

The Minster of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs moved a motion to approve the decision of the President to acquire the lands described in Appendix I (see Order Paper) for the public purpose specified. He was followed by the Leader of the Opposition.

The House adjourns to a date to be fixed

At the next sitting, debate is expected to begin on An act to amend the Bail Act, Chap. 4:60. The Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker brought Divali greetings to the people of Trinidad and Tobago. The sitting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.