House of Representatives

Sittings

37th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 9 September, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Rushton Paray, MP for Mayaro and Ms. Khadijah Ameen, MP for St. Augustine from today’s Sitting of the House.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Speaker invited tributes on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8, 2022. A moment of silence was observed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Papers
Twenty-seven Papers

Twenty-seven papers will be laid. See Order Paper for details.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Hon. Pennelope Beckles-Robinson, MP [Minister of Planning and Development]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Mr. Keith Scotland, MP [Government Member]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Eight Reports

Eight reports will be presented.

Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. Keith Scotland, MP [Government Member]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Hon. Brian Manning, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three urgent questions

Three urgent questions were posed.

Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Symon de Nobriga, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister – Communications]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Thirteen Questions on Notice

Thirteen questions qualified for oral answer.

Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. Ravi Ratiram, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [Minister of Education]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Avinash Singh [Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Bills carried over to 3rd Session

The Leader of Government Business, Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP, moved that in the 3rd Session of the 12th Parliament, the proceedings of the following bills be resumed:

  1. The Miscellaneous Provisions (Testing and Identification) Bill, 2022
  2. The Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2022
  3. The Miscellaneous Provisions (Establishment of the Borough of Diego Martin and Borough of Siparia) Bill, 2021
  4. The Representation of the People (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2020
  5. The Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill, 2020
  6. The Tobago Island Government Bill, 2021.

The motion was approved.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Adjournment
The House adjourned sine die

The Sitting concluded at 2:42 p.m.