11th Sitting of the Senate

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 3 December, 2014
11:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
President of the Senate out of the country

The Vice-President announced that the President of the Senate was out of the country.

Two Papers

The Leader of Government Business laid the 99th and 100th Reports of the Salaries Review Commission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which were in the name of the Vice-President of the Senate.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions

Four Questions qualified for oral answer. The Leader of Government Business indicated that the Government was prepared to answer three of the questions and asked for a deferral of the fourth. See the Order Paper.

Statements By Ministers
Petrotrin's Financial Status

The Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs made a statement on PETROTRIN’s finances.

Government Business: Motions
Approve the Foster Care Regulations, 2014

The Minister of Gender, Youth And Child Development moved a Motion asking the Senate to approve the Foster Care Regulations, 2014. In so doing, he asked the House to also consider Motions to approve the Children’s Authority Regulations, 2014 and the Children’s Community Residences Regulations, 2014, since they are related. Sen. Faris Al-Rawi was the first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Helen Drayton, Sen. the Hon. Raziah Ahmed and Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh. Eight Senators made contributions before the Minister rose to conclude the debate. The motions were then approved.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, debate is expected on the Precursor Chemicals (No. 2) Bill, 2014. The sitting ended at 6:25 p.m.