36th Sitting of the House of Representatives
4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
The Speaker informed the House of correspondence received from the President of the Senate regarding the Senate’s concurrence with the House in the establishment of a JSC on the Private Security Industry Bill, 2019.
Two bills were brought from the Senate. See Supplemental Order Paper for details.
Two papers were laid. See Order Paper.
At the last Sitting of the House of Representatives, Prime Minister’s Questions were deferred to this Sitting. Eight of thirteen questions were posed to the Prime Minister by Opposition Members before the time for urgent questions expired.
Two urgent questions were posed.
Two questions qualified for oral answer.
Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP, made a request for leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance,namely the renewal of identification cards for citizens of Trinidad and Tobago by the Elections and Boundaries Commission. The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order.
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP, also made a request for leave to discuss the matter of the failure of the Government to properly implement a sustainable policy for management of the migrant crisis. The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order.
The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved the second reading of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Tax Amnesty, Pensions, Freedom of Information, National Insurance, Central Bank and Non-Profit Organisations) Bill, 2019. Debate began on the Bill. Following the debate, the Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. With 21 voting for, 16 voting against and 0 abstentions, the Bill was read a third time and passed, with amendments.
The Sitting concluded at 12:25 a.m. on Saturday June 15, 2019. The House adjourned to Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.