House of Representatives


29th Sitting of the House of Representatives

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Friday 1 May, 2015
1:30 PM
Seven Papers

There are seven Papers to be laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions

Four Questions qualify for oral answer. All four were answered. See the Order Paper.

Statements By Ministers
Worker's Labour Agenda

The Minister of Labour, Small and Micro Enterprise Development made a Statement in the House about Government’s policy with respect to labour.

Personal Explanations
Clarification of Response to Question 103
Introduction Of Bills
Four Bills

Four Bills were introduced.

Government Business: Motions
Loss of confidence in the Leader of the Opposition

Debate resumed on a Motion of loss of confidence in the Leader of the Opposition. The Minister of Health was the first to contribute on this day. The Leader of the House then rose to conclude. At the end of his contribution a division was taken to approve the Motion, the result of which was 23 for, 1 against and no abstentions. The Motion was therefore approved.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Precursor Chemicals (No.2) Bill, 2014

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Precursor Chemicals (No.2) Bill, 2014. The Member for Chaguanas West was first to enter the debate, followed by the Minister of Health and the Minister of Education. The Attorney General then rose to conclude. Debate on the Bill was suspended.

Statements By Ministers
Downgrade of Trinidad and Tobago's Bond Rating

During the contribution of the Member for Chaguanas West, The Minister of Finance and the Economy was permitted to make a statement about Moody’s downgrading of Trinidad and Tobago’s Bond rating from Baa1 to Baa2.

The House adjourned to Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, debate is expected on a Motion to censure the Member for Diego Martin West, and to suspend him from the service of the House; to continue on Motion to agree with the recommendations contained in the 36th Annual Report of the Ombudsman; to continue on the Precursor Chemicals (No.2) Bill, 2015 and, time permitting, to agree with the Senate amendments to the Trade Marks Bill, 2014. The sitting ended at 6:45 p.m.