The House of Representatives would today complete debate on the Bail Bill at Tower D, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, which increases the number of offences for which persons charged would not get bail.
The debate would be taking place amidst an unprecedented crime wave of 22 murders within nine days.
The bill requires a three-fifths majority—which means that 26 members must vote in favour of it. The Government has 27 MPs.
The Parliament is also expected to begin debate on the amendment to the Libel and Defamation Act to abolish malicious defamatory libel.
It is not known whether San Fernando East MP and former prime minister Patrick Manning, who is returning to Parliament after a two-year absence due to ill-health, will speak on any of the items down for discussion.
Manning suffered a stroke on January 23, 2012, which paralysed his right side and affected his speech.