The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives was modelled on the British, and even now, in any matter of procedure not provided for by its own rules and practices, the rules and practices of the British House of Commons are followed. The House of Representatives has 16 members: 15 elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies, and a speaker. The elections are by the first-past-the-post system.

The House of Representatives is the focal point of parliamentary activity and public attention, the grand forum of the nation, where major national and international issues are debated; where the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition may be seen in regular confrontation; where Cabinet Ministers defend the policies and conduct of their departments; where the nation’s business in freely and openly transacted, all that is said and done being faithfully recorded.

Parliament makes the laws and the House of Representatives plays the predominant part in making them. Any member can introduce bills, except bills involving expenditure or taxation, which can only be introduced by the government.  Since the responsibilities of government now extend into almost every sphere of activity, and since most government action involves spending money (and raising it by taxes, fees, loans, and so forth), most of the time of the House is spent on Government Bills.

Every bill must pass both Houses and receive the Royal Assent before it becomes law.  Assent is signified by the Governor General.

By law a general election must be held at least once every five years.  However, Parliament may be dissolved and an election called before the statutory period has elapsed, and this is what normally happens.  The power to dissolve Parliament is a royal prerogative exercised by the Governor General, normally on the advice of the Prime Minister.

Members of The House of Representatives

Mr. Leo Cato

Mr. Leo Cato

Speaker of the House of Representatives
Mr. Andrew Augustine

Mr. Andrew Augustine

Clerk of Parliament (Actg.)
Hon. Dickon Mitchell

Hon. Dickon Mitchell

Prime Minister of Grenada and 
Minister for Finance
Minister for National Security, Home Affairs, Public Administration, Information and Disaster Management
 Hon. Lennox J. Andrews

Hon. Lennox J. Andrews

Minister for Economic Development, Planning, Tourism and ICT, Creative Economy, Agriculture and Lands, Fisheries and Cooperatives with responsibility for Economic Development, Planning, Tourism, ICT and Creative Economy
Hon. Joseph Andall

Hon. Joseph Andall

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development
Hon. Phillip A. Telesford

Hon. Phillip A. Telesford

Minister for Social and Community Development, Housing and Gender Affairs with responsibility for Community Development and Housing
Hon. Dennis Cornwall

Hon. Dennis Cornwall

Minister for Infrastructure and Physical Development, Public Utilities, Civil Aviation and Transport
Hon. Tevin Andrews

Hon. Tevin Andrews

Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government
Hon. Ron L. Redhead

Hon. Ron L. Redhead

Minister of State with responsibility for Youth, Sports and Culture
Hon. Kerryne Z. James

Hon. Kerryne Z. James

Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment and Renewable Energy
Hon. Andy Williams

Hon. Andy Williams

Minister for Mobilisation, Implementation and Transformation
 Dr. The Right Hon. Keith C. Mitchell

Dr. The Right Hon. Keith C. Mitchell

Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition

Government of Grenada

The State of Grenada consists of three islands- Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique which form the southern end of the Windward Islands.

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