House of Representatives


29th Sitting of the House of Representatives

1st Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Friday 1 July, 2016
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of Absence to the Member for D’Abadie/O’Meara.

29 Papers

Twenty (29) Papers were laid in the names of the Minister of Finance, Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries and the Prime Minister. See Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Urgent Questions

There were two urgent questions listed, both of which were answered. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
30 Questions

Thirty (30) questions qualify for oral answer. See Order Paper for details.

Statements By Ministers
Report of CoE into CLICO

The Prime Minister made a Statement on the Report of the Commission of Enquiry into CLICO/HCU.

Introduction Of Bills
Three Bills Introduced

Three Bills, The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2016, the Insurance Bill, 2016 and the Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2016 were introduced. The Minister of Finance moved that the next stage of the Finance (No.2) Bill be taken at a sitting of the House on Monday July 4, 2016. The House agreed.

Government Business: Motions
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Anti-Gang and Bail) Bill, 2016

The Attorney General resumed second reading on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Anti-Gang and Bail) Bill, 2016. The Leader of the Opposition was first to enter the debate, followed by the Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and the Member for Caroni Central. Nine members made contributions before the Attorney General rose to conclude. The Bill was considered in Committee and approved without amendment. A division was then taken at third reading, the result of which was 22 for, 18 against, no absentions. The Bill therefore did not receive the support of the requisite majority and was not approved.

The House adjourned to Monday July 4, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting the House will debate the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2016. The sitting ended at 9:33 p.m.