27th Sitting of the House of Representatives
5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament
The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for San Fernando West (April 12-19), Tunapuna (April 16-29) and San Fernando East (today). The Speaker also recognized the presence in the Chamber of Hon. Shirley Osbourne, MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Montserrat.
The Speaker ruled on a submission made by the Member for Chaguanas West at a previous sitting of the House asking that the House refer a matter involving the Member for Tobago East to the Committee of Privileges. The Speaker in his ruling stated that no prima facie case had been made and the matter therefore would not be referred to the Committee.
Eight Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.
13 Questions were listed to be posed to the Prime Minister at this, the second sitting of the House in the month of April.
There are two urgent questions listed for today.
11 Questions qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.
The Minister of National Security made a statement on a report into the Total Policing activity undertaken by some members of the police service on Monday 23rd March, 2015.
Debate resumed (from April 8, 2015) on a Motion of loss of confidence in the Leader of the Opposition. The Minister of Tobago Development was first to enter the debate on this day, followed by the Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism, the Minister of Education and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development. Debate on the Motion was then suspended.
The Minister of National Security moved a Motion asking the House to approve the Police Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2014. The Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development was first to enter the debate. The Minister of National Security then concluded. The Motion was approved.
The Leader of the House moved a Motion asking the House to consider the findings and recommendations of the 36th Annual Report of the Ombudsman. . The Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development was first to enter the debate. The Leader of the House then rose to begin his conclusion. Debate was then suspended.
The House adjourned to Friday April 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. At the next sitting debate is expected on a Motion of lack of confidence in the Minister of Finance and the Economy. The sitting ended at 8:30 p.m.