House of Representatives


3rd Sitting of the House of Representatives

1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Friday 18 January, 2008
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

Leave Granted to the Member for Caroni Central, Dr. Hamza Rafeeq, for today’s sitting.

3 Papers Laid

National Insurance System, National Insurance Board, Policy Framework for the Expanded Role of the Nurse.

See Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper for details

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
First Report (2007/2008) Session of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives

First Report (2007/2008) Session of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives on proposals for the Supplementation of the 2007 Appropriation

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
19 Questions qualify for oral answer

Question 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 were answered.
All other questions were deferred.
See Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
2 Questions qualify for written answer

See the Order Paper for details.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Private Security

The immediate need for the Prime Minister and the Government to provide equal or similar treatment which the Prime Minister receives, to protect his life and the security of his person from private security guards and the protective services.

The Speaker ruled that the Matter did not qualify under Standing Order 12.

Introduction Of Bills
The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (2007) Bill, 2008

The Minister of Finance moved that the next stage oft the Bill be taken later in the proceedings

Government Business: Motions
Adopt the First Report (2007/2008) Session of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives

The Minister of Finance, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh and Mr. Vasant Bharath made maiden contributions in the House of Representatives.
The Minister of Finance concluded the debate. The Motion was subsequently approved and the Report adopted.

Government Business: Motions
Exemption from Import Duties of Customs 1 and 2

The Minister of Trade and Industry moved that two related motions be taken together. The Motions were later approved.

The House adjourned to Friday January 25, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.

The House adjourned to Friday January 25, 2008. On that occasion the House will debate a Private Motion by the Member for Cumuto/Manzanilla on Food Prices. The Speaker congratulated all members making their maiden contribution in the House.