12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 1st SESSION

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5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

Authorization to borrow a further $10B TTD

WHEREAS it is provided by section 3(1) of the Development Loans Act that the Government is authorized, for the purpose of -

  • (a) financing general development in Trinidad and Tobago;
  • (b) repayment of borrowings effected for such general development; or
  • (c) repayment of borrowings effected for general development−
    • i. by a statutory authority within the meaning of the Statutory Authorities Act;
    • ii. by an enterprise that is controlled by or on behalf of the State; or
    • iii. by the University of the West Indies,
to borrow from time to time money externally or internally in a sum or sums not exceeding in the aggregate forty five thousand million dollars in the currency of Trinidad and Tobago;

AND WHEREAS it is also provided in the said section 3(1), that thereafter such sum in such currency may from time to time be specified by Resolution passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary for the Government to borrow further sums of money for the purposes stated in the said section;

BE IT RESOLVED that for the purposes stated in the said section, the Government is hereby authorized to borrow money externally or internally in a further sum or in further sums not exceeding in the aggregate ten thousand million dollars in the currency of Trinidad and Tobago.

(By the Minister of Finance)

First Debated: 25-Mar-2020
Approved on: 25-Mar-2020
26-Mar-2020
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
25-Mar-2020 House Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (528.9 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Senate
26-Mar-2020 Senate Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (437.7 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
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