House of Representatives


5th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Saturday 9 October, 2021
10:00 AM
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Appropriation (Financial Year 2022) Bill, 2021

Debate resumed on the Appropriation (Financial Year – 2022) Bill, 2021 with the Minister of Social Development and Family Services being first to contribute. 11 Members made contributions before the Minister of Finance rose to wind up the debate. The Bill was referred to the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) for consideration, together with the estimates. The procedure for the Committee was outlined by the Speaker. The SFC was suspended until Monday October 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and subsequently met on October 11-15, 2021. The Estimates were approved. The Bill was then read a third time and passed with a division of 20 for, none against, 17 abstentions.

Sen. the Hon. Donna Cox [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Keith Scotland, MP [Government Member]
Mr. Arnold Ram, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Kennedy Richards, MP [Government Member]
Ms. Khadijah Ameen, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Lisa Morris-Julian, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Education]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Privilege Motions
Statement made by the Member for San Fernando West

Before the wind up of the Minister of Finance, the Member for Oropouche East raised a matter of privilege in response to statements made by the Attorney General during the budget debate. The Speaker indicated that she would rule on the matter at a subsequent sitting of the House.

Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Personal Explanations
Statement made by the Attorney General

The Attorney General made a Personal Statement in response to comments he made during the budget debate and against which a Matter of Privilege was raised by the Member for Oropouche East.

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Speaker's Ruling
Matters raised by the Attorney General

As a result of the Personal Explanation of the Attorney General, the Speaker ruled that no prima facie case warranted the attention of the House.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
The House adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting ended at 6:54 p.m.