House of Representatives

Sittings

30th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 28 June, 2023
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, S.C., MP for Siparia and Ms. Anita Haynes, MP for Tabaquite, from today’s Sitting of the House.

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

Seven papers were laid. See Order Paper.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two urgent questions

Two urgent questions were posed and answered.

Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Statements By Ministers
Statement by the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, made a statement of clarification on a matter of public administration – the appointment of a Chief Administrator, Tobago House of Assembly.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) (Amendment) Bill, 2023

Debate resumed on The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) (Amendment) Bill, 2023. Five members contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Attorney General, Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, S.C. The Bill was then committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. Amendments were made and approved. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi SC, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Keith Scotland SC, MP [Government Member]
Mr. Arnold Ram, MP [Opposition Member]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Arbitration Bill, 2023

The Attorney General, Sen. the hon. Reginald Armour, S.C., moved the second reading of the Arbitration Bill, 2023. Five members contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Attorney General. The bill was then committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. No amendments were made. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young SC, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi SC, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting concluded at 10:28 p.m.