10th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 18 January, 2023
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Office of President of the Senate vacant

The Vice-President advised that the office of President of the Senate was vacant and asked the Clerk to conduct an election for the office of President of the Senate. Mr. Nigel De Freitas was elected President of the Senate following the resignation of the Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo. The Sitting was suspended to allow the new President of the Senate to be robed.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointment of Senators

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Senator David Nakhid (out of the country). The President of the Senate read the instrument declaring the seat of Sen the Hon. Christine Kangaloo vacant.

Mr. Ritchie Sookhai was appointed a Government Senator, replacing Senator Kangaloo.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three Questions on Notice qualify for oral answer.  All three questions were answered. See the Order Paper.

Sen. the Hon. Kazim Hosein [Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries]
The Senate adjourned to Wednesday January 25, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.

The Senate adjourned to Wednesday January 25, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at which time debate is expected on a Finance Bill. Before adjourning, the President of the Senate thanked the Senate for the kind comments extended to him upon his election. The Sitting adjourned at 10:44 a.m.

Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]