House of Representatives


18th Sitting of the House of Representatives

5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Friday 28 February, 2020
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP for Point Fortin from today’s Sitting of the House.

Seven Papers

Seven papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports

Two reports were presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven questions on Notice

Seven questions qualified for oral answer. All questions were answered.

Statements By Ministers
National Cultural Recognition Policy and COVID-19

The Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP, made a statement on the National Cultural Recognition Policy of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Minister of Health, Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP, made a statement on the Coronavirus.

Private Business: Motions
Condemn the Government for its failure to deal with rampant crime

The Member for Naparima, Mr. Rodney Charles, MP, moved a private motion condemning the Government for its failure to deal with rampant crime. Debate began on the motion.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Two Motions

The Leader of the House moved a motion that with immediate effect, the Member for Oropouche East, Dr. Roodal Moonilal, no longer serve on the JSC on National Security. With 17 votes for, 13 votes against and no abstentions, the motion was carried.
She also moved that an extension be granted to the JSC on the Cannabis Control Bill, 2019 in order for the Committee to complete its work and submit a final report by April 30, 2020. The motion was approved.

Matter On The Adjournment
Rate of Violence against minors

The Member for Tabaquite, Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP, raised a matter on the Adjournment of the House, namely the unacceptable rate of violence against minors. The Minister of National Security responded.

The House adjourned to Wednesday March 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 7:19 p.m. The House adjourned to Wednesday March 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.