House of Representatives


6th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Monday 2 February, 2009
10:00 AM
Two Papers

The Leader of the House laid one Paper on behalf of the Minister of Finance, indicating that a Second Paper would be laid later in the proceedings.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Questions

Five Questions qualify for Oral Answer. All Questions were deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper for details.

Statements By Ministers
Strengthening Financial Systems

The Minister of Finance made a Statement in the House pertaining to legislative and other measures taken by the Government to regulate the financial sector.

Introduction Of Bills
Two Bills

The Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2009 and the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2009 were introduced by the Minister of Finance, who moved that the next stage of the Bills be taken later in the proceedings. In both instances, leave was granted.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2009 and Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2009

The Minister of Finance moved the Second Reading of the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2009. In so doing the Minister sought leave to also debate the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2009. Leave was granted. Following the Minister’s presentation, the Member for St. Augustine was first to enter the debate, followed by the Minister of Works and Transport. A total of 15 members made contributions before the Minister began her wind up. Debate was then suspended.

Speaker's Ruling
Right of Reply - Mr. Ewart WIlliams

The Speaker made a ruling on a submission made by Mr. Ewart Williams to have a right of reply entered into the Parliamentary record.

The House adjourned to Wednesday February 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

At its next sitting the House will conclude debate on the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2009 and the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2009. The House adjourned at 11:10 p.m.