House of Representatives


19th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Friday 15 May, 2009
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for Tabaquite (15-26 May) and Arima (today).

Eight Papers

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.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
The Data Protection Bill, 2009 - Electronic Transaction Bill, 2009

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.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
17 Questions

17 Questions qualify for oral answer. Six Questions were answered and the rest deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
20 Questions

20 Questions qualify for written response. See the Order Paper.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Tuberculosis in Socially Displaced Persons

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.

Statements By Ministers
Delineation of Maritime Boundaries

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).

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill, 2009

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.

The House adjourned to Friday May 22, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the House will continue debate on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill, 2009.