House of Representatives


26th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Monday 9 April, 2018
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

Leave of absence was granted to the Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP for La Horquetta/Talparo, for the month of April , and to Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP for St. Augustine, from today’s Sitting.

Five Papers

Five papers were laid in the names of the Minister of Finance and the Deputy Speaker. Papers 1 and 2 were referred to the Public Accounts Committee and Paper 3 was referred to the Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee. Paper 5 was referred to the JSC on National Security for its consideration and report by July 31, 2018. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One Report was presented by the Attorney General.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven urgent questions

Five urgent questions were posed before the time for urgent questions expired.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seventeen Questions on Notice

Seventeen questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #145, #168, #180 and #187 were deferred for two weeks.

Introduction Of Bills
One Bill

The Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Two Motions

The Leader of the House moved a motion to allow an extension of three months to the JSC on the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in order for the Committee to complete its work and submit a final report by June 29, 2018. This motion was carried.
A second motion on appointments to Joint Select Committees was moved and approved.

Government Business: Motions
Approve the Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Regulations, 2018

The Attorney General moved a motion to approve the Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Regulations, 2018. Debate began on this motion and was concluded. The motion was approved.

Matter On The Adjournment
One Matter

Mr. David Lee, MP, raised a matter on the adjournment namely the failure of the Ministry of Education to take adequate action in timely manner to ensure the reopening of the Mount Pleasant Government Primary School. The Minister of Education responded.

The House adjourned to Friday April 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 9:53 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday April 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.