House of Representatives


7th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 4 February, 2009
10:00 AM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The Speaker granted leave of absence to the Member for Cumuto/Manzanilla (February 4-14, 2009) and the member for Chaguanas West (today’s sitting).

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions

Three Questions qualify for oral answer. All Questions were deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper for details.

Personal Explanations
Response to allegations made during debate

The Minister of Finance made a personal explanation in response to comments made by the Member for Siparia and the Member for Oropouche East during debate on the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2009.

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

The Minister of Finance continued her wind up of debate on the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2009 and the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2009 (from February 2, 2009). Both Bills require a special (three-fifths) majority for passage. Both Bills were passed with amendments by a division of 26 for and 13 against.

The House adjourned to Friday February 6, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

The House will meet to consider any amendments made to the Central Bank (Amendment) Bill and the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2009 in the Senate on Thursday February 5, 2009.The House adjourned at 4:19 p.m.