12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 1st SESSION

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Summary of the 11th Sitting of the 1st Session of the 12th Republican Parliament
(Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 1:30 PM)

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Papers

  • Four Papers: Four Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • Six Urgent Questions: There were six urgent questions listed on the Order Paper.

  • Six Questions on Notice: There are six Questions on Notice listed on the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

  • The Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2020: Debate resumed from January 12, 2021 on the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2020 with Sen. Jearlean John being first to contribute. Seven Senators made contributions before the Attorney General rose to conclude the debate. The Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole Senate for consideration. The Bill was approved at Committee Stage with amendments. The Bill was then read a third time and passed by a division of 23 for, six against and no abstentions.
    Contributions by: Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator], Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator], Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator], Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator], Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator], Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries], Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator], Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]

Matter On The Adjournment

  • Foregoing of Revenue owed by key players in the LNG Industry: Sen. Mark raised the following matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House, the failure of the Government to explain its decision to forego US$15B owed to Trinidad and Tobago by key players in the LNG Industry as outlined by Poten and Partners energy consulting firm. The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries responded.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]

  • Providing Local Gas Producing Companies with Subsidy: Senator Mark raised a second matter, the need for the Government to consider providing local gas producing companies with the subsidy it proposes to remove from the oil producing companies. The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries responded.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourns to Tuesday January 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.: At the next sitting the Senate will consider Private Business. The Sitting ended at 8:36 p.m.
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