11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 2nd SESSION

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Summary of the 29th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Friday April 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

  • Leave of Absence: Leave of Absence was granted to Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP for Caroni East, Mrs Marlene McDonald, MP for Port of Spain South and Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP for St. Augustine from today's Sitting.
    Contributions by: Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House]

Papers

  • Fourteen Papers: Fourteen Papers were laid in the names of the Minister of Finance, Attorney General, Deputy Speaker, Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Minister of Education and the Minister of Tourism. Paper 1 was referred to the Public Accounts Committee. See Order Paper and Supplemental Order Papers for details.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Planning and Development], Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP [Tobago West] [Minister of Tourism], Hon. Anthony Garcia, MP [Arima] [Minister of Education]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance

  • One Matter: Dr. Bhoedradatt Tewarie, MP, made a request for leave to move the adjournment of the House under Standing Order 17 to discuss the imminent re-introduction of the Property Tax and its widespread public confusion. The Speaker was satisfied that the matter qualified to be raised. The matter was stood down until 6 p.m.
    Contributions by: Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]

Statements By Ministers

  • Report of the Task Force appointed to review the GATE Programme: The Minister of Education made a statement on the Report of the Task Force appointed to review the GATE Programme. A question was posed by the MP for Chaguanas East.
    Contributions by: Hon. Anthony Garcia, MP [Arima] [Minister of Education]

  • National Development Strategy 2016-2030: Vision 2030: Leader of the House, Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP shared on Vision 2030. She indicated that this Strategy document will be subject to a Joint Select Committee of the House. MP for Naparima, Mr. Rodney Charles, MP asked a question on this statement.
    Contributions by: Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Planning and Development], Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member]

Introduction Of Bills

  • One Bill: The Minister of Finance introduced the Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters Bill, 2017.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]

Government Business: Motions

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

  • The Fire Service (Amendment) Bill, 2017: Following the debate on a definite matter, debate resumed on this Bill. Following the debate, the Bill was taken to the Committee of the Whole and considered clause by clause. No amendments were made. The Bill was read a third time and passed.
    Contributions by: Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Mayaro] [Opposition Member], Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security], Mr. Fazal Karim, MP [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member], Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP [La Horquetta/Talparo] [Minister of Public Administration and Communication], Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member]

Adjournment

  • The House adjourned to Friday April 28, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 9:06 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday April 28, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.