House of Representatives


7th Sitting of the House of Representatives

4th Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Thursday 12 October, 2023
10:30 AM
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Suspension of Standing Order 80(2)

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.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Appropriation (Financial Year 2024) Bill, 2023

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.

Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

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.

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

The Sitting concluded at 6:52 p.m. on October 19, 2023.