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Summary of the 27th Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Friday May 22, 2020 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Ms. Marlene McDonald, MP for Port of Spain South, from today's Sitting of the House.
    Contributions by: Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House]

Bills Brought From The Senate

  • The Animal (Diseases and Importation) (Amendment) Bill, 2019: The Animal (Diseases and Importation) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was brought from the Senate in the name of the Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.


Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Private Business: Motions

  • Consider the Opposition Leader's proposals of an Economic Master Plan: Private Members' Business took precedence at this Sitting. The Member for Caroni Central, Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP, moved a motion that the Government should favourably consider the Leader of the Oppositionís proposals to the Prime Minister of an Economic Master Plan and facilitate a genuine bipartisan collaboration, towards a national policy for recovery and growth in Trinidad and Tobago. Debate began on the motion. Debate on the motion was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.
    Contributions by: Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member], Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member], Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Mayaro] [Opposition Member], Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health], Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member], 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], Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading


  • The House adjourned to Friday May 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.: The House brought greetings to the Muslim community on the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr. The Sitting concluded at 6:21 p.m. The House adjourned to Friday May 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
    Contributions by: Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General], Mr. Fazal Karim, MP [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member], Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP [Speaker of the House]
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