House of Representatives

Sittings

19th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 24 March, 2023
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Rushton Paray, MP for Mayaro, from today’s Sitting of the House.

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

Three papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports from Committees

Two Reports from Committees were presented. See the Order Paper.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Mr. Keith Scotland SC, MP [Government Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Question Time

Nine questions were posed to the Prime Minister by Opposition Members.

Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One urgent question

One urgent question was posed and answered.

Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Private Business: Motions
Strategies to reduce price increases of essential goods and services

The Member for Chaguanas West, Ms. Vandana Mohit, moved a motion calling on the Government to outline its short, medium and long term strategies to systematically reduce the escalating and uncontrollable increase in the price of essential goods and services accessed by the population of Trinidad and Tobago and to take the necessary urgent action to immediately remedy the negative effects upon those living below the poverty line. Six members contributed to the debate before the Sitting was adjourned.

Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Donna Cox [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Opposition Member]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to a date to be fixed

The House brought greetings to the Spiritual Baptist Community on the observance of Spiritual Baptist Day on March 30. The Sitting concluded at 6:10 p.m.

Hon. Foster Cummings, MP [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]