House of Representatives


8th Sitting of the House of Representatives

5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Friday 22 November, 2019
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Brig. Gen. (Retired) Ancil Antoine, MP for D’Abadie / O’Meara, from Sittings of the House during the period November 16-29, 2019 and to Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP for Fyzabad from today’s Sitting of the House.

Bills Brought From The Senate
The Bail (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2019

The Bail (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2019 was brought from the Senate in the name of the Attorney General.

Twelve Papers

Twelve papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

One Petition

Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP for Tobago East, lodged a petition on behalf of the Tobago Council for Handicapped Children of 43-45 Signal Hill Road, Tobago requesting a change of name of the organisation, via private bill, to the Tobago Council for Children With Disabilities. The petitioner was granted leave to proceed.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Four Reports

Four reports were presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Prime Minister's Questions

Ten questions were posed to the Prime Minister by Opposition Members.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two urgent questions

Two urgent questions were posed.

Statements By Ministers
Decriminalization of Marijuana

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, made a statement on the Cannabis Control Bill, 2019 and the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

Private Business: Motions
National Response to Climate Change

Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP, moved a Private Motion asking the House to agree that the Government develop a holistic and sustainable national response to climate change inclusive of solutions to the perennial flooding in Trinidad and Tobago and the effective management of drought conditions and the impact of such disasters on the quality of human life. Debate began on the motion.

The House adjourned to Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 5:30 p.m. The House adjourned to Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.