11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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Summary of the 16th Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Friday February 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Hon. Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon, MP for Point Fortin, Hon. Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, MP for Lopinot / Bon Air West, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP for Caroni East, Mr. Ganga Singh, MP for Chaguanas West and Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP for St. Augustine, from today's Sitting of the House.
    Contributions by: Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House]

Papers

  • Fifteen Papers: Fifteen papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

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

  • Two Requests: Mr. Barry Padarath, MP sought leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance namely the crisis created by the Ministry of Public Utilities in South Trinidad due to the total absence of reliable and regular supply of water to constituents of Princes Town and Moruga/Tableland over the last month. The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order.
    Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP also sought leave to move the adjournment of the House on the matter of the urgent need for the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services to intervene and investigate the operations of the Cyril Ross Children's Home. The Speaker was not satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order.
    Contributions by: Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member], Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House], Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]

Statements By Ministers

  • Suspension of the Unitization Agreement with Venezuela: Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP, made a statement on the suspension of the Unitization Agreement with Venezuela, for the exploitation and development of hydrocarbon reservoirs of the Loran-Manatee Field.
    Contributions by: Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]

Committee Business: Motions

  • Adopt the Report of the JSC on the Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2016: The Member for Diego Martin North/East, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved a motion that the House adopt the report of the Joint Select Committee appointed to consider and report on the Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2019 in the Fifth Session, Eleventh Parliament. Debate began on the motion. The Minister of Finance began his wind up of the debate before the House adjourned.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member], Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General], Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member], Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister], Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs], Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]

Adjournment

  • The House adjourned to Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 7:38 p.m. The House adjourned to Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
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