House of Representatives

Sittings

8th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 11 November, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Pennelope Beckles, MP for Arima, from Sittings of the House for the period November 6-22, 2022 and to Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, S.C. MP for Siparia and Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP for St. Ann’s East from today’s Sitting of the House.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Establishment and Appointments - Joint Select Committees

The Deputy Speaker, Mr. Esmond Forde, MP, informed of correspondence received from the President of the Senate on the establishment of Joint Select Committees and the appointments of Senators to those Committees.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Papers
Two Papers

Two papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Four Reports

Four reports were presented. See Order Paper for details.

Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Question Time

Prime Minister’s Question Time is a feature of today’s Sitting. Eight (of twelve) questions were posed to the Prime Minister by Opposition Members before the time for Prime Minister’s Questions expired.

Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Prime Minister]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Ravi Ratiram, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four urgent questions

Three urgent questions were posed and answered, before the time for urgent questions expired. See Order Paper.

Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eighteen Questions on Notice

Eighteen questions qualified for oral answer. See Order Paper for details. Question #15 was deferred for two weeks. Question #22 was withdrawn. Nine questions were posed and answered before the time for Questions on Notice expired.

Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Lisa Morris-Julian, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Education]
Sen. the Hon. Avinash Singh [Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Ms. Vandana Mohit, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Ravi Ratiram, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Hassel Bacchus [Minister of Digital Transformation]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Introduction Of Bills
The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Minister of National Security.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Establishment of JSCs and appointments

The Leader of the House, Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP, moved motions that the House concur with the Senate on the establishment of the JSCs on the Fisheries Management (No. 2) Bill, 2020 and the Shipping Bill, 2020. Appointments were made to the Committees. The motions were approved.

Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Attorney General, Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, moved the second reading of The Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2022. Four Members made contributions before the Attorney General rose to conclude the debate. The Bill was considered in Committee and approved without amendment. It was then read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Kennedy Richards, MP [Government Member]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Friday November 25, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting, the House will consider Private Business. The Sitting ended at 5:08 p.m.