House of Representatives

Sittings

16th Sitting of the House of Representatives

4th Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Monday 18 March, 2024
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Stuart Young, MP for Port of Spain North / St. Ann’s West, from today’s Sitting of the House.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Papers
Eleven Papers

Eleven papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
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 for details.

Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One Question on Notice

One question qualified for oral answer. The question was answered. See Order Paper.

Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2024

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved the second reading of the Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2024. The Leader of the Opposition was the first to respond. Six members contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of Finance. The bill was then committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. An amendment was made. With 20votes for, 15 votes against and no abstentions, the bill was read a third time and passed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Government Business: Motions
Approve the Notification of the President of the Nomination by the Police Service Commission of Ms. Suzette Martin to the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Police

The Minister of National Security, Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP, moved a motion to approve the Notification of the President of the Nomination by the Police Service Commission of Ms. Suzette Martin to the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Police. Two members contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of National Security. With 18 votes for, 14 votes against and no abstentions, the motion was approved.

Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Friday March 22, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 8:48 p.m.