House of Representatives


32nd Sitting of the House of Representatives

1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 23 February, 2011
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Power Outage

The Speaker advised the House about the power outage to the Chamber that caused the House to suspend its proceedings shortly after its 1:30 p.m. commencement.

Two Papers

Two Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Parliamentary Accommodation

The Minister of Trade and Industry presented the First Report of the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Accommodation.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions

The Three Questions which qualified for oral response were answered. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Constitution (Amendment)(Capital Offences) Bill, 2011

Debate continued (from Friday February 18, 2011) on the Constitution (Amendment)(Capital Offences) Bill, 2011. The Minister of Foreign Affairs was contribute followed by the MP for Laventille East/Morvant and the Minister of State in the Ministry of the People and Social Development. Nine members made contributions (16 over the course of two days of debate) before the Attorney General rose to conclude.

The House adjourned to Friday February 25, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, debate is expected to resume on a Private Motion by the Leader of the Opposition. The sitting adjourned at 11:30 p.m.