House of Representatives

Sittings

9th Sitting of the House of Representatives

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 25 November, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP for Oropouche East, from today’s Sitting of the House.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Standing Order (17) - Definite Matter of Urgent Public Importance

The Speaker of the House, Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, clarified the criteria which must be met for debates under Standing Order 17.

Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George [Speaker of the House]
Papers
Twenty Papers

Twenty Papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Government Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Hon. Stephen Mc Clashie, MP [Minister of Labour]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Four Reports

Four reports were presented. See Order Paper for details.

Mr. Davendranath Tancoo, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four urgent questions

Four urgent questions were posed. See Order Paper.

Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Dr. Rai Ragbir, MP [Opposition Member]
Mr. Ravi Ratiram, MP [Opposition Member]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Sixteen questions

Sixteen questions qualified for oral answer. See Order Paper. Thirteen questions were answered before the time for questions on notice expired.

Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Dr. Rishad Seecheran, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [Minister of Education]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Private Business: Motions
Condemn the Government for its failure to address the serious crime level

The Member for Barataria/San Juan, Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP, moved a private motion condemning the Government for its failure to effectively address the unacceptable and serious crime level affecting law-abiding citizens. Debate began on the motion.

Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Foster Cummings, MP [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Opposition Member]
Privilege Motions
Motion by Mr. Keith Scotland, MP

Mr. Keith Scotland, MP moved a privilege motion regarding statements made by the Member for Oropouche West at a Media Conference held by the United National Congress on November 13, 2022, which pointed to impartiality by the Speaker of the House. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Esmond Forde, MP, reserved his decision to a subsequent Sitting.

 

Mr. Keith Scotland, MP [Government Member]
Matter On The Adjournment
One Matter

Mr. Rushton Paray, MP for Mayaro, raised a matter on the adjournment namely the consistent disruption to the communities of Mayaro and Rio Claro and Environs due to deplorable road conditions and persistent flooding without any substantial remedial action to eliminate same by the Ministry of Works and Transport. The Minister of Works and Transport, Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan, responded.

Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Friday December 2, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 6:29 p.m.