House of Representatives


26th Sitting of the House of Representatives

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 8 April, 2015
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for St. Augustine (March 30-April 12), Caroni East (March 31-April 9), Tunapuna (March 31-April 15), and Barataria/San Juan, Oropouche West, Caroni Central, Diego Martin Central, San Fernando East and Siparia (today’s sitting).

Seven Papers

Seven Papers were laid. See the Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports

Two Reports from Committees were presented. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Urgent Questions

Two questions by the Member for Chaguanas West were listed for urgent response by the Minister of Food Production. Both were answered.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight Questions

Eight Questions qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper for details.

Personal Explanations
Clarifying Statements made during debate

The Member for Tobago East made a Personal Explanation clarifying statements that she would have made during her contribution in the House on March 25, 2015.

Privilege Motions
Statements made by Tobago East

The Member for Chaguanas West raised as a matter of privilege aspects of the contribution of the Member for Tobago East at a sitting of the House on March 25, 2015. The Speaker indicated that he would rule at a subsequent sitting.

Government Business: Motions
Loss of Confidence in the Leader of the Opposition

Debate resumed (from March 25, 2015) on a Motion of loss of confidence in the Leader of the Opposition. The Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development resumed his contribution, followed by the Minister of Works and Infrastructure, the Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration and the Minister of Transport. Six Members made contributions before debate on the Motion was suspended.

The House adjourned to Friday April 17, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, debate is expected on a Motion which asks the House to consider the findings and recommendations of the 36th Annual Report of the Ombudsman. . Debate is also expected to continue on the Motion of loss of confidence in the Leader of the Opposition as well as a Motion to approve the Police Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2015. The sitting ended at 6:51 p.m.