House of Representatives


25th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 28 March, 2018
1:30 PM
Three Papers

Three Papers were laid as listed in the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Four Reports

Four Reports were presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight urgent questions

Six urgent questions were posed before time for urgent questions expired.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight questions

Eight questions qualified for oral answer.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
One Request

Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP, made a request for leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance namely the failure of the Government to effectively address the collapsed sea bridge between Trinidad and Tobago. The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under Standing Order 17.

Statements By Ministers
One Statement

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, made a statement regarding rapidly developing critical enquiries and investigations before, inter alia, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom and the United State of America Senate Judicial Committee.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Extensions to Select Committee

The Leader of House moved a motion to allow an extension of four (4) weeks to the Special Select Committee appointed to consider the Selection Process for the Offices of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police, in order to complete its work and submit a final report by April 27, 2018. This motion was approved.
Motions to allow an extension of three (3) months to the JSC on the Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill and the JSC on the Cybercrime Bill, 2017, in order for the Committees to complete their work and submit a final report by June 29, 2018 were also moved and approved.

Government Business: Motions
Approve Notification of Nomination of Ms. Bliss Seepersad as member of the PSC

The Prime Minister moved a motion to approve the notification of nomination of Ms. Bliss Seepersad as a member of the Police Service Commission. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP, contributed to the debate after which the Prime Minister wound up the debate. The motion was approved.

The House adjourned to a date to be fixed

The House brought greetings to the nation on the occasions of Shouter Baptist Liberation Day and Easter. The Sitting concluded at 3:51 p.m. The House adjourned to a date to be fixed.