11th Sitting of the Senate
1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament
Four Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.
There were six urgent questions listed on the Order Paper.
There are six Questions on Notice listed on the Order Paper.
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.
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.
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.
At the next sitting the Senate will consider Private Business. The Sitting ended at 8:36 p.m.