11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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Summary of the 17th Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Wednesday February 12, 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. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP for Tobago East, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP for Caroni East and Mr. Rushton Paray, MP for Mayaro, from today's Sitting of the House.
    Contributions by: Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House]

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Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • One Question on Notice: There was one Question on Notice on the Order Paper. This question was deferred for two weeks.
    Contributions by: Hon. Camille Robinson-Regis, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]

Statements By Ministers

  • National Policy on Culture and the Arts 2019-2024: The Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP, made a statement of the National Policy on Culture and the Arts 2019-2024.
    Contributions by: Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [St. Ann's East] [Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts], Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]

Committee Business: Motions

  • Adopt the Report of the JSC on the Tax Package: The Member for Diego Martin North/East moved a motion that the House adopt the Report of the Joint Select Committee appointed to consider and report on the Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters Bill, 2018, the Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2018 and the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Fifth Session, Eleventh Parliament. Debate began on the motion. The Minister of Finance was winding up the debate when the House adjourned.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Mr. Fazal Karim, MP [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member], Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General], Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [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]

Adjournment

  • The House adjourned to Friday February 28, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 6:12 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday February 28, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
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