House of Representatives


42nd Sitting of the House of Representatives

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Monday 9 September, 2019
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Fazal Karim, MP for Chaguanas East, from today’s Sitting of the House.

Bills Brought From The Senate
One Bill

The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was brought from the Senate. The Attorney General moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. This motion was carried.

68 Papers

68 papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Three Reports

Three reports will be presented. See Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three urgent questions

Three urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight Questions on Notice

Eight questions qualified for oral answer. Seven questions were answered. Question 254 was deferred for two weeks.

Statements By Ministers
Announcement of Budget Day

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, announced the reading of the Budget on October 7th, 2019.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Debate began on the bill. Following the debate, the Bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. No amendments were made. With 29 votes for, 0 votes against and no abstentions, the Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was read a third time and passed.

The House adjourned to Friday September 13, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 9:36 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday September 13, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.