12th Sitting of the Senate
1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament
One Paper was laid. See the Order Paper.
There are two Urgent Questions. See the Order Paper.
Six questions qualified for oral answer. All six were answered. See the Order Paper.
Debate continued on a Private Motion by Independent Senator Anthony Vieira asking the Government to provide a clear plan to update Service Commissions. Opposition Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial was first to contribute on this second day of debate. 12 Senators made contributions before Senator Vieira rose to conclude the debate. The Motion was approved.
Senator Wade Mark raised the following matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House, the failure of the Government to direct the Chief Personnel Officer to meet with trade unions representing workers in the public sector, and to settle outstanding wage negotiations. The Minister of Finance responded.
Senator Mark raised a second matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the Senate, the need for the Government to explain its recent decision to impose a quota system and a 50 per cent increase in the import duties via the CET on cement. The Minister of Trade and Industry responded.
The sitting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.