12th Sitting of the Senate

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 9 December, 2014
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie. Mr. Larry Lalla was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. Tewarie during his absence.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (No.2) Bill, 2014

The Bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives on December 5, 2014, was read a first time in the Senate. The Leader of Government Business moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken at a sitting of the Senate on Tuesday December 16, 2014. The Senate agreed.

Seven Papers

Seven Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions

Four Questions qualify for oral answer. Two questions (6,12) were answered and the rest deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Appointment of Members to Committees

The Leader of Government Business moved a Motion asking the House to agree to the appointment of members to several Standing Committees of the Parliament. The Senate agreed

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Precursor Chemicals (No. 2) Bill, 2014

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Precursor Chemicals (No. 2) Bill, 2014. Sen. Faris Al-Rawi was first to enter the debate. Independent Senator, Sen. Dhanayshar Mahabir was next to enter into the debate.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 11 a.m.

At the next sitting, debate is expected on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (No.2) Bill, 2014. The sitting adjourned at 4:22 p.m.