House of Representatives


37th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 14 October, 2009
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Leader of the Opposition (14-19 October).

Four Papers

Four Papers were laid. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
13 Questions

13 Questions qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
Nine Questions

Nine Questions qualify for written answer. See the Order Paper.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Construction of Cell Tower, Removal of UDeCOTT Board

The Member for Tabaquite sought leave of the House to raise two matters as definite matters of urgent public importance, firstly, the need for the Government to take immediate action to stop the construction of a cell tower in Gasparillo, and secondly the need for the Government to remove the members of the board of the Urban Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT). In both instances the Speaker ruled that the matter did not qualify under this Standing Order (S.O. 11)

Statements By Ministers
Divali Greetings

The Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs made a statement in the House wishing Happy Divali greetings to the Hindu Community.

Statements By Ministers
Innacurate Media Coverage of Speaker's Ruling

The Minister of Information made a statement on the inaccurate reporting by a local media house on a ruling made by the Speaker on Friday October 9, 2009. In so doing the Minister sought leave to have the matter referred to the Committee of Privileges for consideration and report. The Speaker referred the matter.

Government Business: Motions
Land Acquisition

The Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources moved a Motion to acquire lands for a public purpose. Some eight members made interventions before the Minister rose to conclude the debate. The Motion was then approved.

The House adjourns to Monday October 19, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the House will consider the Commission of Enquiry (Validation and Immunity from Proceedings) Bill, 2009.