House of Representatives


8th Sitting of the House of Representatives

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 17 November, 2021
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to the Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP for San Fernando West during the period November 14-25, 2021 and to Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP for Oropouche West from today’s Sitting of the House.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Bills Brought From The Senate
The Foreign Labour Contracts (Repeal) Bill, 2021

The Foreign Labour Contracts (Repeal) Bill, 2021 was brought from the Senate in the name of the Minister of Labour.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two urgent questions

Two urgent questions were posed.

Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

There are three Questions on Notice. All questions were answered. See the Order Paper.

Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Appointments to Joint Select Committees

The Leader of Government Business moved a motion to appoint Mr. David Lee to the JSC on Energy Affairs in lieu of Ms. Anita Haynes. The motion was approved.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Government Business: Motions
Revocation of Proclamation Declaring State of Emergency

The Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, moved a motion to revoke the May 15th, 2021 proclamation of a state of emergency. Four Opposition MPs contributed to the debate before the Prime Minister wound up the debate. With 20 votes for, no votes against and 14 abstentions, the motion was approved.

Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne, MP [Opposition Member]
Matter On The Adjournment
One Matter

The Member for Caroni East, Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP, raised a matter on the adjournment regarding rapid antigen COVID tests. The Minister of Health, Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP, responded.

Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
The House adjourned to Wednesday November 24, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 4:12 p.m.