House of Representatives

Sittings

24th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 8 April, 2022
10:00 AM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Tribute to Alfonso De Lima

Tributes were paid in the House to Mr. Alfonso De Lima, former Member of the House of Representatives, who passed away on April 2, 2022.

Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Papers
Ten Papers

Ten Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One report was presented. See the Order Paper.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
19 Question on Notice

There are 19 Questions on Notice listed for oral answer. Questions #143 and #144 were deferred for two weeks. Fourteen questions were posed before the time for questions on notice expired. See the Order Paper.

Introduction Of Bills
Two Bills

Two Bills were introduced, the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2022 by the Attorney General, who moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings, and the Tobago Council for Handicapped Children (Incorporation)(Amendment) Bill, 2022, a Private Bill to which the Speaker put the question that the Bill be read a first time.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Committee Business: Motions
Adopt the Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020.

Debate resumed on a Motion to adopt the Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020. Ten Members made contributions before debate on the Motion was suspended.

Hon. Brian Manning, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Pennelope Beckles-Robinson, MP [Minister of Planning and Development]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Symon de Nobriga, MP [Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Kennedy Richards, MP [Government Member]
Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Roger Monroe, MP [Government Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Statements By Ministers
Rising Fuel Prices

The Minister of Finance made a statement in the House on rising fuel prices and the impact on the fuel subsidy.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Opposition Member]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

Before adjourning, the House extended Easter greetings to the National Community. The Sitting ended at 3:58 p.m.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]