40th Sitting of the House of Representatives
4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Barry Padarath, MP for Princes Town and Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP for Cumuto/Manzanilla, from today’s Sitting of the House.
The Speaker informed of correspondence received from the Senate regarding the concurrence of the Senate in the establishment of a Joint Select Committee on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2019.
Five papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
Four reports were presented.
One urgent question was posed.
One question qualified for oral answer.
Pursuant to the approval of a motion calling on the Member of Oropouche East to apologize to the House for the use of threatening words, the Speaker indicated that she was still awaiting the personal explanation from the Member for Oropouche East. The Leader of Government Business moved a motion that the Member be not recognized by the House until he apologizes to the House. The motion was carried.
The Leader of Government Business moved a motion that an extension of 3 months be granted to the JSC on the Cybercrime Bill, 2017 in order for the Committee to complete its work and submit a report by September 28, 2019. This motion was carried.
A second motion was moved calling for an extension of 14 weeks to be granted to the JSC on The Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2016 in order for the Committee to complete its work and submit a final report by September 9, 2019. This motion was approved.
The Minister of Finance moved a motion calling on the House to adopt the report of the JSC on the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2018. Debate began on the motion.
The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved a motion that the House consider the Senate amendments to the Miscellaneous Provisions (Pensions) Bill, 2019. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP, was the sole contributor to the debate. The amendments were approved.
The Sitting concluded at 5:38 p.m. The House adjourned to a date to be fixed.