House of Representatives

Sittings

27th Sitting of the House of Representatives

1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 23 June, 2021
6:00 AM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Ravi Ratiram, MP for Couva North, Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP for Barataria / San Juan and Ms. Michelle Benjamin, MP for Moruga / Tableland from today’s Sitting of the House.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Bills Brought From The Senate
Two Bills

The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was brought from the Senate in the name of the Attorney General.
The Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2021 was also brought in the name of the Minister of Finance, who moved that the next stage of the bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Papers
Three Papers

Three papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Questions

Ten questions were posed to the Prime Minister by Opposition Members.

Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four urgent questions

Four urgent questions were posed.

Ms. Anita Haynes, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [Minister of Education]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. Arnold Ram, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One Question on Notice

One question qualified for oral answer. This question was withdrawn.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2021

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved the second reading of The Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2021. After contributions by 5 members, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, wound up the debate. The bill was then committed to the Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. No amendments were made. With 21 votes for, 0 votes against and 15 abstentions, the bill was read a third time and passed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Opposition Member]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Friday June 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 1:36 p.m.