5th Sitting of the House of Representatives
1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament
Leave of Absence was granted to the Member for Oropouche East (Dr. Roodal Moonilal) for today’s sitting and the Member for Oropouche West (Ms. Mickela Panday) from January 28 to February 08, 2008.
Members of the Standing Orders Committee, the House Committee, the Committee of Privileges and
Regulations Committee of the House of Representatives were named.
The Report of the Tribunal to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the matter of an Enquiry under Section 137 of the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.
(By the Attorney General)
4 Questions were answered (14, 22, 28 and 29).
10 Questions were deferred for two weeks (12, 13, 20, 21, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45 and 46).
See Order Paper for question details.
The Teaching Service (Compensation) Bill, 2008 was introduced.
House of Representatives members of the Public Accounts Committee are named. They are Mr. Roger Joseph, Mr. Joseph Ross, Mr. Nileung Hypolite, Dr. Roodal Moonilal and Mr. Vasant Bharath
House of Representatives members of the Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee are named. They are Mr. Roger Joseph, Mr. Rennie Dumas, Ms. Marlene McDonald, Mr. Kelvin Ramnath and Dr. Hamza Rafeeq.
The Minister of Social Development (Hon. Dr. Amery Browne) completed his maiden contribution and the Minister of Information (Hon. Neil Parsanlal, MP) began his maiden contribution during debate on this motion.
The appointment to the Departmental Joint Select Committees was postponed to February 29, 2008 to allow the Leader of the House and the Chief Whip to consult.
The Speaker congratulated the Member for Diego Martin Central on his maiden contribution in the House.
On Friday February 8, 2008 the House will proceed with The International Child Abduction Bill, 2008, The Immigration (Advance Passenger Information) Bill, 2008, and Motions (time permitting).