24th Sitting of the House of Representatives
1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament
Leave of absence was granted to Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP for Fyzabad, Mr. Rishad Seecheran, MP for Caroni East, Ms. Khadijah Ameen, MP for St. Augustine and Mr. Ravi Ratiram, MP for Couva North.
The Speaker of the House advised of updated COVID-19 measures implemented for Sittings of the House.
The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, which was passed in the Senate on May 18, 2021 was read a first time in the House. See the Supplemental Order Paper.
Four Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.
Five urgent questions were posed.
Questions #113 and #145 were withdrawn. 13 questions were posed and answered before the time for questions for oral answer expired. See the Order Paper.
The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, moved a motion that the House take note of the Statement by the President under section 9(1) of the Constitution setting out the specific grounds on which the decision to declare the existence of a state of public emergency was based. Debate began on this motion. The motion was approved.
The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, moved a motion that the Proclamation made by the President on the 15th day of May, 2021 declaring that a state of public emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago be extended for a further period of three months. Debate began on the motion. The motion was approved.
The Sitting concluded at 8:12 p.m.