House of Representatives


3rd Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Friday 16 January, 2009
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted Leave of Absence from today’s sitting to the Member for Tabaquite.

Two Papers

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

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Finance Bill, 2009

The Minister of Finance moved the Second Reading of the Finance Bill, 2009. The Member for Siparia was first to enter the debate, followed by the Prime Minister. In all some eight members made contributions before the Minister rose to conclude the debate. The Bill was later passed with amendments.

Matter On The Adjournment
Preparation for the Hosting of the Summit of the Americas

The Member for Caroni East raised the matter of the failure of the Government to inform the public of the state of readiness pertaining to the hosting of the Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain in April 2009. The Minister of Information responded.

The House adjourned to Friday January 23, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the House will debate a Motion to adopt the report of the Finance Committee.