11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 3rd SESSION

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Summary of the 13th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Leave of Absence: Leave of absence was granted to
    • Sen. Avinash Singh and Sen. Ronald Huggins who are ill,
    • Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat who is out of the country and
    • Sen. the Hon. Chrsitine Kangaloo (Acting as President of the Republic).
    Mr. Ndale Young, Mr. Augustus Thomas, Ms. Alisha Romano and Ms. Ayanna Lewis will temporarily replace Senators Singh, Huggins, Rambharat and Kangaloo respectively at today's Sitting.
    Contributions by: Sen. Nigel De Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate]

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member

  • Temporary Senators: Temporary Senators Ms. Ayanna Lewis, Ms. Alisha Romano, Mr. Ndale Young and Mr. Augustus Thomas took the oath of allegiance.
    Contributions by: Sen. Ayanna Lewis [Government Senator (Temporary)], Sen. Alisha Romano [Government Senator (Temporary)], Sen. Ndale Young [Government Senator (Temporary)], Sen. Augustus Thomas [Government Senator (Temporary)]

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives

  • Two Bills: The Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and the Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018 were brought from the House of Representatives.

Papers

  • Seventeen Papers: Seventeen Papers were laid in the names of the Minister of Finance, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, the Attorney General, Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Minister of Public Administration and Communications and Minister of National Security. See Order Paper for details.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister in the Ministry of Finance], Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry], Sen. the Hon. Kazim Hosein [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government], Sen. the Hon. Dennis Moses [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and Minister in the Ministry of National Security], Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

  • Two Reports: Two Reports were presented. See Order Paper for details.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Sen. Stephen Creese [Independent Senator]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary

  • Consideration of Private Members' Business: Leader of Government Business, Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan, moved a motion that the Senate consider Private Members' Business at today's Sitting. The motion was carried.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]

Private Business: Motions

Matter On The Adjournment

  • Two Matters: Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the absence of transparency and lack of regulations governing the SSA. The Minister of National Security responded.
    Sen. Mark raised another matter on the rate increases for T&TEC and WASA customers. The Minister of Public Utilities responded.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security], Sen. the Hon. Robert Le Hunte [Minister of Public Utilities]

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourned to Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.: The Sitting concluded at 6:41 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
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