7th Sitting of the House of Representatives
4th Session - 12th Republican Parliament
The Leader of the House, Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP, moved a motion that the House suspend Standing Order 80(2) in relation to the calculating of time for statutory instruments when the prescribed period falls within the period of the parliament budgetary process from October 2 – 25, 2023. The motion was approved.
Debate resumed (from October 11, 2023) on the Appropriation (Financial Year 2024) Bill, 2023. Three more members contributed on Day 5 of the debate before the wind up by the Minister of Finance. The Bill and estimates were referred to the Standing Finance Committee for consideration over a five day period, beginning Friday October 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. When the Standing Finance Committee concluded its deliberations on Thursday October 19, 2023, the bill was read a third time and passed, without amendments.
Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP for Diego Martin West and Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP for Fyzabad from Sittings of the House from October 16-20, 2023. Leave was also granted to Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, S.C., MP and to Mr. Barry Padarath, MP for Princes Town, from Sittings of the House during the period October 16-19, 2023.
The Sitting concluded at 6:52 p.m. on October 19, 2023.