1st Sitting of the House of Representatives
1st Session - 6th Republican Parliament
The Clerk of the House read the proclamation from His Excellency Arthur N.R. Robinson declaring the 1st Session of the 6th Republican Parliament open.
Mr. Subhas Panday was elected Deputy Speaker of the House and subscribed to the oath of office.
Each Member of the House of Representatives in turn took and subscribed to the oath of office/affirmation of allegiance as required by law. following this the Speaker announced that His Excellency the President wished to address both Houses of Parliament. The sitting was suspended.
His Excellency Arthur N.R. Robinson, TC, OCC, SC, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago addressed the Members of both Houses assembled together. Following the address the sitting was suspended.
The Leader of the House moved that the Address of His Excellency the President be laid and that it be printed as a House Paper.