35th Sitting of the House of Representatives
2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP for Arouca/Maloney from today’s Sitting.
Four Papers were laid. See the Order Paper for details.
The First Report of the Joint Select Committee on Land and Physical Infrastructure for the First Session (2015/2016), Eleventh Parliament, on the Inquiry into Land Tenure Issues in Trinidad and Tobago was presented by the Member for Mayaro.
Seven urgent questions were posed. Six questions were answered before the time allotted to urgent questions expired. See Order Paper for details.
Six Questions qualified for oral answer. See the Order Paper for details.
Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP sought leave to move the adjournment of the House on a matter of urgent public importance namely the recent closure of the Preysal Government Primary School. The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under Standing Order 17.
Ms. Ramona Ramdial sought leave to address the matter namely the inability by the Government to resolve the tragic and abysmal failure of the sea bridge between Trinidad and Tobago.The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under Standing Order 17.
Private Members’ Business took precedence at this Sitting. Debate began on a motion by the Member for Naparima on the rising crime epidemic. At 6:00 p.m., debate on the private motion was suspended.
Mr. Ganga Singh raised as a matter on the adjournment the failure of the Government to protect the public’s interest in the acquisition by TSTT of Massy Communications for the sum of $255 Million. The Minister of Public Utilities responded.
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh raised a matter namely the failure of the Government to effectively manage the dispensation of quality medication via the CDAP Programme. The Minister of Health responded.
Prior to adjournment, the House brought greetings to the nation in celebration of Indian Arrival Day on May 30. The Sitting concluded at 6:50 p.m. The House adjourned to Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.