20th Sitting of the House of Representatives
3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP for La Horquetta/Talparo from sittings during the month of March 2018 and to Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP for Tobago West for sittings during the period March 1-12, 2018.
Nine papers were laid in the names of the Minister of Finance, Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Minister of Health and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries. Papers 1-4 were referred to the Public Accounts Committee. See Order Paper for details.
One report was presented. See Order Paper for details.
Three urgent questions were posed. See Order Paper for details.
Nine questions qualified for oral answer. See Order Paper for details.
The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill, 2018. In accordance with Standing Order 50(1), leave was granted for the Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to be debated simultaneously. Mr. Ganga Singh, MP, raised a matter sub judice, however, the Speaker was not satisfied that the matter was such. Debate began on the Bill, following which the Bills were committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. Both Bills read a third time and passed.
The Sitting concluded at 6:08 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday March 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.