House of Representatives


49th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Thursday 7 January, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Welcome and Leave of Absence

The Speaker welcomed members back to the House for the first time in the new year. He then granted leave of absence from today’s sitting to the Member for Couva South.

Two Papers

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

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
The Local Government Bill, 2009

The Minister of Tourism presented the Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Local Government Bill, 2009.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Nine Questions

Nine Questions qualify for Oral Answer. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
12 Questions

12 Questions qualify for written response. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Motions
The Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2009

The Attorney General moved a Motion asking the House to agree with Senate amendments to the Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2009. The amendments were approved.

Government Business: Motions
The Prison (Amendment) Rules, 2009

The Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security moved a Motion asking the House to consider Senate amendments to the Prison (Amendment) Rules, 2009. The Motion was approved.

Personal Explanations
Contribution on the Property Tax Bill, 2009

The Minister of Legal Affairs made a personal explanation in which he clarified his statements during debate on the Property Tax Bill, 2009 and Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill, 2009.

The House adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Leader of the House indicated that the second Session of the 9th Parliament would be prorogued at midnight on Friday January 8, 2010 and that the third Session would commence with a Ceremonial Opening on Wednesday January 13, 2010 at 10 a.m. The sitting ended at 3:37 p.m.