House of Representatives

Sittings

32nd Sitting of the House of Representatives

4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Friday 13 June, 2014
10:00 AM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Announcements / Leave of Absence

Leave of absence was granted to the Member for Toco/Sangre Grande, the Member for Tunapuna and the Member for San Fernando East who are out of the country. The Speaker also granted leave to the Member for Point Fortin and the Member for Laventille East/Morvant who asked to be excused from today’s sitting.

Papers
Five Papers

On behalf of the Minister of Finance and the Economy, the Leader of the House laid Papers nos. 1-4 and moved that they be referred to the Public Accounts Committee. The Minister of Public Utilities then laid Paper no. 5. Five Papers were laid in total. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Nine Questions

Nine Questions qualified for Oral Answer. Questions nos. 131, 132 and 133 were answered. Leave was granted for part of response to question number 131 to be circulated in writing . All other questions were deferred until the next Sitting of the House. See the Order Paper

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Administration of Justice) Bill, 2014

Debate on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Administration of Justice) Bill, 2014 which was in progress on Friday May 09, 2014 was resumed. The Member for Port-of-Spain South was the first to contribute followed by the Attorney General. Debate on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Administration of Justice) Bill, 2014 was then adjourned to a later date.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Cybercrime Bill, 2014 and The Trinidad and Tobago Cyber Security Agency Bill, 2014

Leave was sought and granted to debate the Trinidad and Tobago Cyber Security Agency Bill, 2014 together since they are interrelated. The Minister of National Security was the first to join the debate followed by the Member for St. Joseph, the Member for Couva North, the Member for La Brea, the Member for Cumuto/Manzanilla, the Member for Diego Martin North/East, the Member for Moruga/Tableland and the Member for Diego Martin Central. The Minister of National Security then rose to conclude the debate on both Bills. Debate on both Bills was adjourned to a later date.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Bill 2014

Sen. the Hon. Emmanuel George moved the second reading of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Bill 2014. The Leader of Business then moved that the Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Bill 2014 be adjourned to another date.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Judges Salaries and Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Leave was sought and granted to the Leader of the House to debate the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service)(Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Judges Salaries and Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2013 together since they are interrelated. The Leader of the Opposition made an intervention before the Leader of the House rose to conclude. The Bill was then read a second time. The House then resolved itself into Committee to consider each Bill clause by clause. The Bills were both passed with amendments. They were then read a third time and passed unanimously, 29 for, none against, no abstentions.

Adjournment
The House adjourned to Monday June 16, 2014 at 10 a.m.

The sitting ended at 10:31 p.m.