House of Representatives


30th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Monday 23 May, 2022
10:00 AM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for St. Ann’s East (20-26 May, 2022) and the Members for Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West, Mayaro and Cumuto/Manzanilla (today’s Sitting)

Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [Minister of Education]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Dr. Rai Ragbir, MP [Opposition Member]
Seven Papers

Seven Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Urgent Questions

Two Urgent Questions were approved. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven Questions on Notice

Seven Questions on Notice qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Motions
Adopt Report - JSC Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020

Debate continued on a Motion to adopt the Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020 The Minister of Health resumed his contribution from the last occasion, followed by the Chief Whip. Nine members made contributions before the mover of the Motion, the Member for Arouca/Maloney, rose to wind up the debate. The Motion was approved. The Bill was then read a second time, considered in Committee of the Whole and passed. At third reading, a division was taken, the result of which was 20 members voting for, none against and 12 abstentions.

Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stephen Mc Clashie, MP [Minister of Labour]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Adrian Leonce, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
The House adjourned to Friday May 27, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting, the House will consider Private Business. The Sitting ended at 2:29 p.m.