19th Sitting of the House of Representatives
2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament
The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for Tabaquite (15-26 May) and Arima (today).
Eight Papers were laid, five by the Minister of Finance and three by the Leader of the House on behalf of the Minister of National Security. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper for details.
The First Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Data Protection Bill, 2009 and the Electronic Transaction Bill, 2009 was presented by the Minister of Public Utilities.
17 Questions qualify for oral answer. Six Questions were answered and the rest deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper for details.
20 Questions qualify for written response. See the Order Paper.
The Member for Caroni East sought leave to raise the matter of the failure of the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Health to implement appropriate measures to deal with socially displaced persons with tuberculosis. The Speaker ruled that the matter did not qualify under Standing Order 12.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs made a Statement on matters pertaining to the delineation of boundaries under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The Minister of National Security moved the second reading of the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill, 2009. The Member for Princes Town North was first to enter the debate.
At its next sitting the House will continue debate on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill, 2009.