11th Sitting of the Senate
4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament
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 were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.
Six Questions qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.
One Bill, the Miscellaneous Provisions (Licensing Committee) Bill, 2014, was introduced in the name of the Minister of Finance and the Economy.
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.
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.