31st Sitting of the House of Representatives
4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament
Leave of absence was granted to the Member for Tunapuna who is out of the country for the period of May 25th to June 6th, 2014,the Member for Arima who is out of the country for the period of June 6th – 12th 2014 and the Member for Fyzabad who is out of the country and asked to be excused from today’s sitting. The Speaker also granted leave to the Member for D’Abadie/O’Meara and the Member for San Fernando East who asked to be excused from today’s sitting.
Two Papers were laid by the Member for Couva South who moved that they both be referred to the Public Accounts [Enterprises] Committee)
Two Questions qualified for Oral Answer.Question no. 96 for a period of two weeks. Question no. 128 was answered by the Attorney General. See the Order Paper.
Questions nos. 122 and 61 for Written answer were circulated.
The Minister of Housing and Urban Development introduced the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Indictable Offences (Committal Proceedings) Bill, 2014. The Member for Diego Martin North East was the first to contribute to the Bill followed by the Member for St. Augustine, the Member for Chaguanas West, the Member for La Horquetta/Talparo, the Member for St. Joseph, the Member for Cumuto/Manzanilla, the Port-of-Spain South, the Oropouche West, the Member for Diego Martin Central. The Attorney General then rose to wind up the debate. The House then resolved itself to Committee Stage where the Bill was considered Clause by Clause. The Bill was then read a third time and passed with amendments with a division of 18 Members For, 10 Against and 0 Abstentions
The Member for Diego Martin North/East raised an issue on the Matter for Adjournment relating to the inability of the citizenry to access Foreign Exchange
The House Adjourned to Friday 13th of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The order of business for the next sitting is:the Miscellaneous Provisions (Administration of Justice) Bill, 2014, the Judges Salaries and Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2013, the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) (Amendment) Bill, 2014, the Cybercrime Bill, 2014, the Trinidad and Tobago Cyber Security Agency Bill, 2014 and the Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Bill 2014