10th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 29 November, 2011
11:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Sen. Nicole Dyer-Griffith. Mr. Rabindra Moonan was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. Dyer-Griffith during her absence from Trinidad and Tobago.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Welcome to Students

The President of the Senate welcomed students from the Bishop Anstey High School East, who were in attendance at today’s sitting.

Nine Papers

The Minister of Transport laid nine Papers. See Order Paper for details.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Bill, 2011

The Minister of Justice moved the second reading of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Bill, 2011, which was passed in the House of Representatives on Friday November 18, 2011. Sen. Fitzgerald Hinds was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler, Sen. David Abdulah, Sen. Faris Al-Rawi and Sen. Elton Prescott, SC. Nine Senators participated in the debate before the Minister of Justice rose to conclude. The Bill was considered in Committee and passed with amendments. It was then read a third time and passed with the requisite special majority. The result of the division which taken at third reading was 29 for, none against, no abstentions.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting debate is expected to begin on the Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Bill, 2011.