House of Representatives

Sittings

29th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Monday 16 May, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for Tunapuna (Mr Esmond Forde, MP) from today’s Sitting.

Papers
Three Papers

Two Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports

Two reports were presented. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Questions on Notice

Five Questions on notice qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Introduction Of Bills
The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation)(Financial Year 2022) Bill, 2022

The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation)(Financial Year 2022) Bill, 2022 was read a first time in the name of the Minister of Finance, who moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Speaking Time for Debates

The Leader of the House moved that for debate on the Motion to adopt the report of the Standing Finance Committee, the speaking time be amended as follows: mover of the motion – unlimited speaking time, first responder – time equal to the mover; next two speakers 45 minutes, all other speakers 30 minutes, all with no extensions. The House agreed.

Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Government Business: Motions
Adopt the Report of the Standing Finance Committee

The Minister of Finance moved a Motion to adopt the Report of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives for the Second Session (2021/2022), Twelfth Parliament on the consideration of proposals for the Supplementation of Appropriation for the fiscal year 2022. The Leader of the Opposition was first to respond. Nine members contributed before the wind up by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP. The motion was approved.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Finance (Supplementary Appropration)(Financial Year 2022) Bill, 2022

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved the second reading of The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (Financial Year 2022) Bill, 2022. With no contributors to the debate, the bill was read a third time and passed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Monday May 23, 2022 at 10 a.m.

At the next Sitting, debate is expected to continue on a Motion to adopt the Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020