House of Representatives


29th Sitting of the House of Representatives

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Monday 6 May, 2019
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP for St. Augustine, from today’s Sitting.

Three Papers

Three papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports

Two reports were presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Questions

Eight questions were posed to the Prime Minister by members of the Opposition.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two urgent questions

Two urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Fifteen Questions on Notice

Fifteen questions qualified for oral answer. Question # 193 was deferred for two weeks. Questions #211 and #212 were withdrawn.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
One Request

Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP, sought leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance namely the constitutional framework and legal basis for police action against citizens of Trinidad and Tobago in their private homes and in their local communities. The Speaker of the House was not satisfied that this matter qualified under Standing Order 17.

Statements By Ministers
One Statement

Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP, made a statement regarding the regulation of the private security industry and the need for The Private Security Industry Bill, 2019.

Introduction Of Bills
Two Bills

Two bills were introduced.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Extensions to JSC

The Leader of Government Business moved a motion to allow the JSC on the Revenue Authority Bill, 2018 an extension to complete its work and submit a final report by May 13, 2019. The motion was approved.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2018

Debate resumed, from May 1, 2019, on the Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2018. Following the debate, the Bill was considered in the Committee of the Whole and approved without amendments. With 22 voting for, and 16 voting against, the Bill was not passed.

The House adjourned to Friday May 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 8:22 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday May 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.