House of Representatives


18th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Friday 27 January, 2012
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Illness of San Fernando East and Leave of Absence

The Speaker informed the House about the recent illness and hospitalization of the Member for San Fernando East, and that correspondence was sent wishing for his full and speedy recovery. The Speaker also granted leave of absence to both the Member for San Fernando East and the Member for Fyzabad.

Five Papers

Five Papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Expressions of Interest: Light Transit System

The Member for Diego Martin North/East sought leave to raise as a definite matter of urgent public importance the issuance of an advertisement by the Ministry of Works seeking Expressions of Interest for a Light Transit System for the Priority Bus Route. The Speaker indicated that he was not satisfied that the matter qualified under Standing Order 12, and suggested that it instead be raised under Standing Order 11 (Matter raised on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House).

Statements By Ministers
Point Fortin Highway Project

The Minister of Works and Infrastructure provided an update to the progress of the Point Fortin Highway Project.

Introduction Of Bills
One Bill

The Speaker moved the first reading of a Private Bill, the National Ramleela Council of Trinidad and Tobago (Incorporation) Bill, 2011.

Private Business: Motions
Private Motion: Dismantling of National Security Systems

The Member for Laventille East/Morvant moved a motion which asks the House to take note of the dismantling of national security systems and to call on the government to take steps to bring about a reduction in crime in Trinidad and Tobago. The debate was initiated with a contribution by the Minister of National Security, followed by the Member for Diego Martin North/East. Debate on the motion was then suspended.

The House adjourned to Friday February 3, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

the Leader of the House indicated that at the next sitting debate is expected on two Motions, the first by the Minister of Public Utilities to approve the Water Improvement Rate (Point Lisas Industrial Estate) (Variation) Order, 2011, and the second by the Minister of National Security to approve the Police Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2011. Time permitting, debate will begin on the Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Bill, 2011. The sitting ended at 4:34 p.m.