11th Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 21 January, 2014
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Timothy Hamel-Smith; Sen. the Hon. Fazal Karim and Sen. H. R. Ian Roach. He then read a letter from the President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago appointing Mr. Don Sylvester, Mr. Wayne Sturge and Mr. Kriyaan Singh as temporary Senators. Archbishop Barbara Burke will continue to serve in place of Sen. the Hon. Devant Maharaj.

22 Papers

22 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six Questions

Six Questions qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Introduction Of Bills
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Licensing Committee) Bill, 2014

One Bill, the Miscellaneous Provisions (Licensing Committee) Bill, 2014, was introduced in the name of the Minister of Finance and the Economy.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2013

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2013. Sen. Faris Al-Rawi was the first to contribute followed by Sen. Elton Prescott, SC, the Minister of National Security and Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh. 19 Senators made contributions before the Attorney General rose to conclude. The Senate suspended consideration of the Committee stage of the Bill until the next sitting.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday January 28, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, the Senate will conclude the Committee Stage of the Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2013. The sitting ended at 4:38 a.m.