38th Sitting of the House of Representatives
4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP for Tobago West, for the period June 24 – July 6, 2019 and to Dr. Fuad Khan, MP for Barataria / San Juan for the period June 26-30, 2019.
Nine papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
One urgent question was posed.
Nine questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #179 was deferred for two weeks.
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Pensions) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the name of the Minister of Finance, who moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.
Hon. Stuart Young, MP, moved the motion that the House adopt the report of the Committee of Privileges of the House of Representatives on the allegation of threatening words. The Motion was approved, including an amendment proposed by the Member for San Fernando East.
The Minister of Rural Development and Local Government moved the second reading of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2019. Debate began on the Bill. The Bill was referred to a Joint Select Committee for consideration and report on the general principles and merits of the Bill by September 27, 2019.
The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of The Miscellaneous Provisions (Pensions) Bill, 2019. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP, was the sole contributor to this debate. The Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. No amendments were made. With 18 votes for, 0 votes against and 9 abstentions, the Bill was read a third time and passed.
Mr. David Lee, MP, raised a matter on the adjournment on the distress, severe disturbances and unwarranted discomfort for persons in the area of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy due to fetes being held at the academy. Hon. Stuart Young, MP, responded.
The Sitting concluded at 10:49 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday June 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.