11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 4th SESSION

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Summary of the 18th Sitting of the 4th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament
(Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Leave of Absence/ Appointment of Temp. Senators: The President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Fazal Karim, Sen. the Hon. Raziah Ahmed, Sen. Camille Robinson-Regis, Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh and Sen. Anthony Vieira. The President of the Senate then read a letter from the President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago appointing Mr. Nazeemool Mohammed, Archbishop Barbara Burke, Mr. Foster Cummings, Mr. Stuart Young and Dr. Kriyaan Singh as temporary Senators. They then took the Oath of Allegiance as temporary Senators for today's sitting.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Timothy Hamel-Smith [President of the Senate]

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

  • One Report: One Report was laid by the Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie [Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development]

Papers

  • Nine Papers: Nine Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Larry Howai [Minister of Finance and the Economy]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • 8 Questions: Questions 59, 60 and 61 was answered while questions 88, 89, 90, 99 were deferred for a period of two weeks.

Statements By Ministers

  • Allegations regarding Privatization of Petrotin: The Minister of Energy made a statement refuting allegations that the Government has plans to privatize Petrotrin.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie [Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development], Sen. the Hon. Kevin Ramnarine [Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourned to Wednesday April 2nd at 10:00 a.m.: The Senate adjourned to Wednesday April 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Timothy Hamel-Smith [President of the Senate]
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