House of Representatives


31st Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Friday 25 May, 2018
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon, MP for Point Fortin from Sittings of the House during the period May 23 – 26, 2018.

Sixteen Papers

Sixteen papers were laid.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Three Reports

Three reports were presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight Urgent Questions

Five questions were posed before the time for urgent questions expired.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seventeen Questions on Notice

Seventeen questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #226, #227, #239, #240 and #241 were deferred. Eleven questions were posed before the time for questions on notice was spent.

Introduction Of Bills
Three Bills

Three Bills were introduced in the name of the Minister of Finance. Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved that these Bill be referred to a Joint Select Committee for consideration and report. The House agreed. See Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Private Business: Motions
Failure to Diversify the Economy

Debate continued on the Private Motion: Failure to diversify the economy.

Statements By Ministers
Two Statements

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, made statements on the Global Forum and European Union Requirements and on the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2018.

Matter On The Adjournment
One Matter

Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP, raised a matter on the adjournment namely the urgent need for the Government to address the safety and security of citizens in public spaces, in communities where they live, conduct business and congregate to engage as human beings, to nurture community and to build society. Acting Minister of National Security, Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP, responded.

The House adjourned to Monday May 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 6:31 p.m. The House adjourned to Monday May 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.