House of Representatives

Sittings

2nd Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 15 September, 2021
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for Tobago East from today’s Sitting.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Change of Membership to Joint Select Committee

The Speaker read communication from the President of the Senate advising that Sen. Muhammad Yunus Ibrahim was appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Land and Physical Infrastructure in lieu of Mr. Franklin Khan.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Papers
45 Papers

45 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Questions

Six Prime Minister’s questions were approved. The Questions have been appended to the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One Urgent Question

One Urgent Question was approved. The Question has been appended to the Order Paper.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Suspension of Standing Orders re Speaking Time
Government Business: Motions
Consider the Draft EBC (Local Government and Tobago House of Assembly)(Tobago) Order, 2021

The Prime Minister moved a Motion asking the House to consider the Draft Report of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (Local Government and Tobago House of Assembly) Order, 2021. Seven Members made contributions before the Prime Minister rose to conclude. The Motion was approved by a division of 21 for, 18 against.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Foster Cummings, MP [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting ended at 5:22 p.m.