House of Representatives

Sittings

33rd Sitting of the House of Representatives

1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 9 July, 2021
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. David Lee, MP for Pointe-a-Pierre, Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP for Oropouche East and Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP for Chaguanas West, from today’s Sitting of the House.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Tribute to Haitian President Jovenel Moise

A moment of silence was observed for the late Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti, who was assassinated on July 7, 2021.

Bills Brought From The Senate
The Quarantine (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Quarantine (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was brought from the Senate in the name of the Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, who moved that the next stage of the bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi SC, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Papers
Two Papers

Two papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Eight Reports

Eight reports were presented. See Order Paper for details.

Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Hon. Foster Cummings, MP [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Questions

Seven questions were posed to the Prime Minister by Opposition Members.

Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four urgent questions

Four urgent questions were posed.

Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Questions on Notice

Five questions qualified for oral answer. All questions were answered.

Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Dr. Rai Ragbir, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Bills carried over to the next Session

The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, moved motions that proceedings of the Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill, 2020 and the Tobago Island Government Bill, 2021 be resumed in the next Session. These motions were approved.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Government Business: Motions
Approve the Notification of nomination of Dr. Susan Craig-James as a member of the PSC

The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, moved a motion that the House approve the Notification of nomination of Dr. Susan Craig-James as a member of the Police Service Commission. Mr. Indarsingh, MP, was the sole contributor to the debate. The motion was approved.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Government Business: Motions
Consider Senate amendments to The Finance Bill, 2021

The House considered the Senate amendments to the Finance Bill, 2021. The amendments were approved.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Committee Business: Motions
Consider Senate amendments to The Miscellaneous Provisions (Special Reserve Police and Police Complaints Authority) Bill, 2020

The House considered the Senate amendments to The Miscellaneous Provisions (Special Reserve Police and Police Complaints Authority) Bill, 2020. The amendments were approved.

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi SC, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Quarantine (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of the Quarantine (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Five members contributed to the debate on the bill before the Attorney General wound up the debate. The bill was then committed to the Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. The bill was read a third time and passed, without amendments.

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi SC, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young SC, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, will move the second reading of The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Six members contributed to the debate before the Attorney General wound up the debate. The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. The bill was read third time and passed, without amendments.

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi SC, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Ms. Khadijah Ameen, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Keith Scotland SC, MP [Government Member]
Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Roger Monroe, MP [Government Member]
Adjournment
The House adjourned sine die

The Sitting concluded at 6:30 p.m.