House of Representatives


26th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 22 April, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence, Tributes to Dr. Joseph Laquis

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member of Parliament for Tobago East, Chagnauas West, Pointe-a-Pierre and Mayaro from today’s Sitting. The Speaker then announced the passing of Dr. Joseph Laquis, former MP for Diego Martin Central. Tributes were then paid to Dr. Laquis in the House following which the House observed a minute of silence as a mark of respect.

Hon. Symon de Nobriga, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister – Communications]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Three Papers

Three Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report from Committee

One Report was presented. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions on Notice

Four questions on notice were listed for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Statements By Ministers
Allegations of spying on citizens

The Prime Minister made a statement pertaining to public allegations that the state is using software to spy on individuals in Trinidad and Tobago.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Private Business: Motions
Prevent Food Insufficiency and Starvation in the Nation

The Member for Couva North moved a Private Motion asking the House to prevent food insufficiency and starvation in the nation. Six Members made contributions before debate on the Motion was suspended.

Mr. Ravi Ratiram, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Kazim Hosein [Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries]
Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Avinash Singh [Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Dr. Rai Ragbir, MP [Opposition Member]
The House adjourned to Friday April 29, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting, debate was expected to continue on the Motion to adopt the Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Cannabis Control Bill, 2020. The Sitting ended at 6:00 p.m.