House of Representatives

Sittings

6th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 10 November, 2021
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP for Arouca/Maloney, from Sittings of the House during the period 10th – 13th November.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Establishment of JSCs

The Speaker informed of correspondence received from the President of the Senate regarding the JSCs appointed to consider the Fisheries Management (No. 2) Bill, 2020 and the Shipping Bill, 2020.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Papers
Twenty-five Papers

Twenty-five papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Seven Reports

Seven reports were presented.

Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three urgent questions

Three urgent questions were posed.

Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Sen. the Hon. Donna Cox [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six Questions on Notice

Six questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #14 and #15 were withdrawn. Four questions were answered.

Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Introduction Of Bills
Two Bills

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Establishment of the Borough of Diego Martin and Borough of Siparia) Bill, 2021 and The Summary Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2021 were introduced in the names of the Minister of Rural Development and Local Government and the Attorney General respectively.

Sen. the Hon. Kazim Hosein [Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Speaking time on the motion re PSC

The Ag. Leader of the House moved a motion regarding the speaking time for the motion to be debated, that is, 45 minutes for the mover and first responder to the motion, 20 minutes for every other contributor to the debate and 30 minutes for the wind up. The motion was approved.

Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Government Business: Motions
Approve appointments to the Police Service Commission

The Prime Minister moved a motion to approve the notification of the President of the nomination of five persons to the Police Service Commission. Debate began on the motion, with five contributions being made before the Prime Minister rose to wind up. The question for each nominee was posed separately, with each nominee receiving 21 votes for, 19 votes against and no abstentions. The Motion was approved.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Matter On The Adjournment
One Matter

The Member for Tabaquite raised a matter on the Motion for the adjournment, namely the inconsistent delivery of water and electricity services in Tabaquite. The Minister of Public Utilities, Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP, responded.

Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Friday November 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 5:47 p.m.