11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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Summary of the 29th Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Independent Senators Sophia Chote, S.C. and Deoroop Teemal, who are ill. Ms. Zola Phillips and Mr. Josh Drayton were appointed temporary Senators in their place.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member

  • Temporary Senators: Temporary Senators Phillips and Drayton took the oath of allegiance.
    Contributions by: Sen. Zola Phillips [Independent Senator (Temporary)], , MP

Papers

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • Four Questions on Notice: Four questions qualified for oral answer. Question #97 was deferred for two weeks.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]

Privilege Motions

  • Breach of Rio Treaty: Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter regarding the privileges of the Senate. The matter involved statements made by the Minister of National Security, Hon. Stuart Young, MP, in response to an urgent question posed in the Senate on May 13, 2020 regarding the Government's awareness of the breach of the Rio Treaty. The President of the Senate reserved her ruling for later in the proceedings.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

President's Ruling

  • Privilege Motion: Breach of Rio Treaty: The President of the Senate ruled that no prima facie case had been made which warranted the matter regarding the breach of the Rio Treaty to be referred to the Committee of Privileges.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourned to Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.: The Senate brought greetings to the Muslim community on the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr on May 24, 2020. The Sitting concluded at 6:12 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries], Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator], Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator], Sen. Nigel De Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate]
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